Definition of Courtier

1. Noun. An attendant at the court of a sovereign.




Definition of Courtier

1. n. One who is in attendance at the court of a prince; one who has an appointment at court.

Definition of Courtier

1. Noun. A person in attendance at a royal court. ¹

2. Noun. A person who flatters in order to seek favour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Courtier

1. one who attends a royal court [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Courtier

courtesans
courtesanship
courtesied
courtesies
courtesy
courtesy card
courtesy copy
courtesy name
courtesy of
courtesying
courtezan
courtezans
courthouse
courthouses
courtier (current term)
courtierlike
courtierly
courtiers
courtiery
courting
courtisanerie
courtisaneries
courtless
courtlet
courtlets
courtlier
courtliest
courtlike
courtliness

Literary usage of Courtier

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1. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs edited by Thomas Percy (1900)
"... old house at a bountiful rate, And an old porter to relieve the poor at his gate Like an old courtier of the queen's, And the queen's old courtier. ..."

2. Representative American Plays by Arthur Hobson Quinn (1917)
"FIRST courtier. Strange things have happened since you left our court. ... FIRST courtier. One thing in various shapes ; But you shall hear it as 'tis most ..."

3. The Italian Renaissance in England: Studies by Lewis Einstein (1902)
"In advance of the rest of Europe, the career of the courtier as a diplomat had long been foreseen in Italy. In addition, however, his main function was ..."

4. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1864)
"They check the Development of great Characters. — Democratic Republics, organized like the United States, infuse the courtier-spirit into ..."

5. Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions of Old English by Egerton Brydges (1815)
"The fourth, of the ende of a courtier, and of honest love. This edition is printed in three columns, viz. Italian in italics, French in Roman, ..."

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