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courtship

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈkɔːt.ʃɪp/ us    /ˈkɔːrt-/ old-fashioned or formal
the time when people have a romantic relationship with the intention of getting married: They had a passionate courtship and a long, loving marriage.
Translations of “courtship”
in Chinese (Traditional) 求愛期, 戀愛期…
in Russian ухаживание…
in Turkish kur yapma, uzun/kısa süreli evlilik maksadıyla yapılan flört…
in Chinese (Simplified) 求爱期, 恋爱期…
in Polish okres narzeczeństwa…
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