courtesy book

noun

1
: a medieval or Renaissance book designed to prepare the young nobleman for the proper pursuit of his courtly duties and pleasures
2
: a book designed to prepare a young gentleman for public duties and conduct : a book of advice about social conduct

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“Courtesy book.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/courtesy%20book. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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