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courtesy

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˈkɜːtəsi/
polite behaviour, or a polite action or remark: He was treated with courtesy and hospitality. I have written to the customer relations director twice but he has not had the courtesy to reply. As a courtesy, we will email you if there is any change to these arrangements.
(by) courtesy of with the permission of someone: Photo courtesy of Department of Transportation and Public Facilities because of, or provided by, someone or something: Dealers were not excited about the market's performance, noting that the strong gains came courtesy of a handful of stocks. This offer comes to you courtesy of the One World travel company.
(Definition of courtesy noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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