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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Courtier  \Court"ier\  (k?rt"y?r),  n.  [From  {Court}.] 
  1.  One  who  is  in  attendance  at  the  court  of  a  prince;  one  who 
  has  an  appointment  at  court. 
 
  You  know  I  am  no  courtier,  nor  versed  in  state 
  affairs.  --Bacon. 
 
  This  courtier  got  a  frigate,  and  that  a  company. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  One  who  courts  or  solicits  favor;  one  who  flatters. 
 
  There  was  not  among  all  our  princes  a  greater 
  courtier  of  the  people  than  Richard  III.  --Suckling. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  courtier 
  n  :  an  attendant  at  the  court  of  a  sovereign 




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