courtier

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noun cour·tier \ˈkȯr-tē-ər, ˈkȯrt-yər, ˈkȯr-chər\

Definition of courtier

  1. 1 :  one in attendance at a royal court

  2. 2 :  one who practices flattery

14th Century

First Known Use of courtier

14th century


COURTIER Defined for English Language Learners

courtier

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noun cour·tier \ˈkȯr-tē-ər, ˈkȯrt-yər, ˈkȯr-chər\

Definition of courtier for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a royal court (sense 3b)


COURTIER Defined for Kids

courtier

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noun court·i·er \ˈkȯr-tē-ər\

Definition of courtier for Students

  1. :  a member of a royal court


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