Meaning of “courtesy” in the English Dictionary

"courtesy" in English

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courtesynoun [ U or C ]

uk /ˈkɜː.tə.si/ us /ˈkɝː.t̬ə.si/

B2 polite behaviour, or a polite action or remark:

You might get along better with your parents if you showed them some courtesy.
[ + to infinitive ] He could at least have had the courtesy to say sorry.
The president welcomed her visitors with the usual courtesies.
(by) courtesy of

by permission of:

Jessie J appears courtesy of Universal Records.

because of:

He got his black eye courtesy of a bloke he insulted at the bar last night.

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(Definition of “courtesy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"courtesy" in American English

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courtesynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈkɜr·t̬ə·si/

polite behavior, or a polite action:

[ U ] They should teach drivers to show pedestrians some courtesy.

(Definition of “courtesy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"courtesy" in Business English

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courtesynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈkɜːtəsi/ us

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.

courtesyadjective [ only before noun ]

uk /ˈkɜːtəsi/ us

provided at no cost:

There is a courtesy bus provided to take you to the terminal.
AA Insurance now offers a courtesy car until all claims are settled.

(Definition of “courtesy” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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I was able to appreciate both her rigour and her courtesy, even if, as you know, our ideas scarcely brought us together.
I would have thought that in a continent at war the least courtesy the presidency could have shown us would be to stay here until the end of the debate.
I do not think it is acceptable if we are unable to exercise the very minimum of courtesy and listen to those who address us.
The chairman of the committee has written to you as a matter of urgency, but has not yet even had the courtesy of a reply.
Very well, thank you for your courtesy.
There are questions in the second part which are not replied to either because there is not sufficient time and this is not a lack of courtesy.
I expect the same courtesy from you.
We have the duty of transparency and of coherence with the principles of traceability: it is a matter of courtesy to the producers and the consumers.