Court"ly (-l?), a. [From Court.]

1.

Relating or belonging to a court.

2.

Elegant; polite; courtlike; flattering.

In courtly company or at my beads. Shak.

3.

Disposed to favor the great; favoring the policy or party of the court; obsequious.

Macualay.

 

© Webster 1913.


Court"ly, adv.

In the manner of courts; politely; gracefully; elegantly.

They can produce nothing so courtly writ. Dryden

 

© Webster 1913.

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