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courtier

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɔː.ti.ər/ us    /ˈkɔːr.t̬i.ɚ/
a companion of a queen, king, or other ruler in their official home, especially in the past: Many of the courtiers were strongly wedded to traditional ways of doing things.
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