Courtship

Definition of Courtship

Court´ship   Pronunciation: k?rt´sh?p
n.1.The act of paying court, with the intent to solicit a favor.
2.The act of wooing in love; solicitation of woman to marriage.
This method of courtship, [by which] both sides are prepared for all the matrimonial adventures that are to follow.
- Goldsmith.
3.Courtliness; elegance of manners; courtesy.
Trim gallants, full of courtship and of state.
- Shak.
4.Court policy; the character of a courtier; artifice of a court; court-craft; finesse.
She [the Queen] being composed of courtship and Popery.
- Fuller.

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appeal, bundling, courting, entreaty, prayer, suit, wooing
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