friend at court

variants: or friend in court

Definition of friend at court

: one in a position of importance or influence who is disposed to act in one's behalf

First Known Use of friend at court

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for friend at court

Middle English frend in court

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“Friend at court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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