Courtier

Definition of Courtier

Court´ier   Pronunciation: kōrt´yẽr
n.1.One who is in attendance at the court of a prince; one who has an appointment at court.
You know I am no courtier, nor versed in state affairs.
- Bacon.
This courtier got a frigate, and that a company.
- Macaulay.
2.One who courts or solicits favor; one who flatters.
There was not among all our princes a greater courtier of the people than Richard III.
- Suckling.

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