courtesy call

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of courtesy call

:a visit made because it is the polite thing to do
  • They paid a courtesy call on the ambassador.

Word by Word Definitions

courtesy play
  1. : behavior marked by polished manners or respect for others : courteous behavior

  2. : a courteous and respectful act or expression

  3. : general allowance despite facts : indulgence

  1. : granted, provided, or performed as a courtesy or by way of courtesy (see 1courtesy)

call play
  1. : to speak in a loud distinct voice so as to be heard at a distance : shout

  2. : to make a request or demand

  3. : to utter a characteristic note or cry

  1. : an act of calling with the voice : shout

  2. : an imitation of the cry of a bird or other animal made to attract it

  3. : an instrument used for calling


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