Meaning of “courtship” in the English Dictionary

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courtshipnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈkɔrt·ʃɪp, ˈkoʊrt-/ dated

the period in which two people have a romantic relationship that often leads to marriage:

[ C ] They were married in 1923 after a long courtship.

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