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

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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 13 Aug. 2020.

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