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courtesy

noun
 
 
/ˈkɜːtəsi/
B2 [U] behaviour that is polite and shows respect, or a polite action or remark: The hotel treats all guests with courtesy. [+ to do sth] He didn't even have the courtesy to thank me.Polite and respectfulPolite and respectful
(by) courtesy of sb/sth If you have something courtesy of someone, they have allowed you to have it: The photograph is courtesy of the Natural History Museum.Allowing and permitting
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