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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Courtly  \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.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Courtly  \Court"ly\,  adv 
  In  the  manner  of  courts;  politely;  gracefully;  elegantly. 
 
  They  can  produce  nothing  so  courtly  writ.  --Dryden 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  courtly 
  adj  :  refined  or  imposing  in  manner  or  appearance;  befitting  a 
  royal  court;  "a  courtly  gentleman"  [syn:  {elegant},  {formal}, 
  {stately}] 




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