courtly

[kawrt-lee, kohrt-]
adjective, courtlier, courtliest.
1.
polite, refined, or elegant: courtly manners.
2.
flattering; obsequious.
3.
noting, pertaining to, or suitable for the court of a sovereign.
adverb
4.
in a courtly manner; politely or flatteringly.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see court, -ly

courtliness, noun
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courtly (ˈkɔːtlɪ)
 
adj , -lier, -liest
1.  of or suitable for a royal court
2.  refined in manner
3.  ingratiating
 
'courtliness
 
n

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courtly
c.1450, "having manners befitting a court," from court + -ly. Meaning "pertaining to the court" is from late 15c. Courtly love "highly conventionalized medieval chivalric love" (amour courtois) is attested from 1896
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