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adj. court·li·er, court·li·est
1. Suitable for a royal court; stately: courtly furniture and pictures.
2. Elegant; refined: courtly manners.
3. Flattering in an insincere way; obsequious.
In a courtly manner; elegantly or politely.

court′li·ness n.
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Noun1.courtliness - elegance suggestive of a royal court
elegance - a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"
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لَطافَه، تودُّد، كَياسَه
hofmennska; viîhafnarleg kurteisi


n (= politeness)Höflichkeit f; (= refinement)Vornehmheit f
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(koːt) noun
1. a place where legal cases are heard. a magistrates' court; the High Court.
2. the judges and officials of a legal court. The accused is to appear before the court on Friday.
3. a marked-out space for certain games. a tennis-court; a squash court.
4. the officials, councillors etc of a king or queen. the court of King James.
5. the palace of a king or queen. Hampton Court.
6. an open space surrounded by houses or by the parts of one house.
1. to try to win the love of; to woo.
2. to try to gain (admiration etc).
3. to seem to be deliberately risking (disaster etc).
ˈcourtier (-tiə) noun
a member of the court of a king or queen. He was one of King James' courtiers.
ˈcourtly adjective
having fine manners.
ˈcourtliness noun
ˈcourtship noun
courting or wooing.
ˈcourthouse noun
a building where legal cases are held.
ˌcourt-ˈmartialplural ˌcourts-ˈmartial noun
a court held by officers of the armed forces to try offences against discipline.
ˈcourtyard noun
a court or enclosed ground beside, or surrounded by, a building. the courtyard of the castle.
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References in classic literature ?
"Who, senor?" said Sancho; "I meddle for I have a right to meddle, as a squire who has learned the rules of courtesy in the school of your worship, the most courteous and best-bred knight in the whole world of courtliness; and in these things, as I have heard your worship say, as much is lost by a card too many as by a card too few, and to one who has his ears open, few words."
He treated Miss Denison as no parent ever treated a child, with a gallantry and a courtliness quite beautiful to watch, and not a little touching in the light of the circumstances under which they were travelling together.
His other distinctive quality is the tone of somewhat artificial courtliness which was soon to mark the lyrics of the other poets of the Cavalier party.
Laurence, hale and hearty as ever, was quite as much improved as the others by his foreign tour, for the crustiness seemed to be nearly gone, and the old-fashioned courtliness had received a polish which made it kindlier than ever.
There was a delicious irony in the offer, in the courtliness of giving preference on such a ghastly occasion.
Confident of the power of her charms, Winnie did not expect from her husband in the daily intercourse of their married life a ceremonious amenity of address and courtliness of manner; vain and antiquated forms at best, probably never very exactly observed, discarded nowadays even in the highest spheres, and always foreign to the standards of her class.
Instead Chretien "demythologized and rationalized" the Celtic sources and in place of an "awareness of mythic meaning" he brought his own "concerns for courtliness, personal worth, and correctness of knightly behaviour" to the foreground (Duggan 215).
With his courtliness, masculinity, strategic intelligence, and Classical Arabic education, Saladin made the perfect center-point around which Nahda writers could build exemplary courts for their audiences.
Knighthood was about more than just fighting, it was also about courtliness. Knights were expected to be brave and honourable, to uphold the honour of women, and to protect the weak.
"The Mulier Mediatrix in the Deus Amanz of Marie de France." Courtly Arts and the Art of Courtliness: Selected Papers from the Eleventh Triennial Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society.