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Meaning of COURTIER

Pronunciation:  'kowrteeur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an attendant at the court of a sovereign
 

COURTIER is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: attendant, attender, Comtesse Du Barry, Damocles, Du Barry, Marie Jeanne Becu, Ralegh, Raleigh, Sir John Suckling, Sir Walter Ralegh, Sir Walter Raleigh, Suckling, tender, Walter Ralegh, Walter Raleigh

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Court"ier\ (k?rt"y?r), n. [From {Court}.]
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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