Definition of courtesy title
1 : a title (such as “Lord” added to the Christian name of a peer's younger son) used in addressing certain lineal relatives of British peers
2 : a title (such as “Professor” for any teacher) taken by the user and commonly accepted without consideration of official right
Examples of courtesy title in a sentence
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.”
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COURTESY TITLE Defined for English Language Learners
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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