courtier

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

Definition of courtier

1 :one in attendance at a royal court
2 :one who practices flattery

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First Known Use of courtier

14th century


COURTIER Defined for English Language Learners

courtier

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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

:a member of a royal court

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