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courtier

noun [C]     /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.People who help or serve people professionallyHelpers and accomplices
(Definition of courtier noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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