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courtesy title

noun
1.
a title applied or assumed through custom, courtesy, or association and without regard for its being officially merited.
2.
a title allowed by custom, as to the children of dukes.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for courtesy title

courtesy title

noun
1.
any of several titles having no legal significance, such as those borne by the children of peers
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