politesse

noun po·li·tesse \ ˌpä-li-ˈtes , ˌpȯ- \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

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Origin and Etymology of politesse

French, from Middle French, cleanness, from Old Italian pulitezza, from pulito, past participle of pulire to polish, clean, from Latin polire


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