courtesy title

noun

Definition of courtesy title

  1. :  a polite and formal word that is used in place of someone's name or as part of someone's name <the courtesy titles “Mr.,” “Mrs.,” “Ms.,” “Dr.,” etc.> <As a child, he was taught to address his elders with the courtesy titles “sir” and “ma'am.”>

Examples of courtesy title in a sentence

  1. the courtesy titles Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr., etc.

  2. As a child, he was taught to address his elders with the courtesy titles sir and ma'am.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  a courteous and respectful act or expression

    :  general allowance despite facts :  indulgence

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

titleplay
  1. :  inscription

    :  all the elements constituting legal ownership

    :  a legally just cause of exclusive possession

  1. :  to provide a title for

    :  to designate or call by a title :  term, style

  1. :  of or relating to a title: such as

    :  having the same name as the title of a production

    :  having the same title as or providing the title for the collection or production of which it forms a part


COURTESY TITLE Defined for English Language Learners

courtesy title

noun

Definition of courtesy title for English Language Learners

  • : a polite and formal word that is used in place of someone's name or as part of someone's name


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