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English definition of “courtly”

courtly

adjective     /ˈkɔːt.li/ US  /ˈkɔːrt-/
polite and formal in behaviourPolite and respectfulPolite and respectful courtliness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Polite and respectfulPolite and respectful
(Definition of courtly adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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