Courtly

Definition of Courtly

Court´ly   Pronunciation: ~l?
a.1.Relating or belonging to a court.
2.Elegant; polite; courtlike; flattering.
In courtly company or at my beads.
- Shak.
3.Disposed to favor the great; favoring the policy or party of the court; obsequious.
adv.1.In the manner of courts; politely; gracefully; elegantly.
They can produce nothing so courtly writ.
- Dryden

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