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1 an act of kind assistance
  • did me the courtesy of loaning me his jacket

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2 an act or utterance that is a customary show of good manners
  • the greeting "How are you?" is often intended as no more than a courtesy

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The first known use of courtesy was in the 13th century

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“Courtesy.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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