Courtesy



[kur-tuh-see or for 5, kurt-see] /ˈkɜr tə si or for 5, ˈkɜrt si/

noun, plural courtesies.
1.
excellence of manners or social conduct; polite behavior.
2.
a courteous, respectful, or considerate act or expression.
3.
indulgence, consent, or acquiescence:
a “colonel” by courtesy rather than by right.
4.
favor, help, or generosity:
The costumes for the play were by courtesy of the local department store.
5.
a curtsy.
adjective
6.
done or performed as a matter of courtesy or protocol:
a courtesy call on the mayor.
7.
offered or provided free by courtesy of the management:
While waiting to board the airplane, we were provided with courtesy coffee.
/ˈkɜːtɪsɪ/
noun (pl) -sies
1.
politeness; good manners
2.
a courteous gesture or remark
3.
favour or consent (esp in the phrase by courtesy of)
4.
common consent as opposed to right (esp in the phrase by courtesy) See also courtesy title
5.
(ˈkɜːtsɪ) an archaic spelling of curtsy

early 13c., curteisie, from Old French curteisie (Modern French courtoisie), from curteis “courteous” (see courteous). A specialized sense of curteisie is the source of English curtsy.

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