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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Courtship  \Court"ship\  (k?rt"sh?p),  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  paying  court,  with  the  intent  to  solicit  a 
  favor.  --Swift. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  wooing  in  love;  solicitation  of  woman  to 
  marriage. 
 
  This  method  of  courtship,  [by  which]  both  sides  are 
  prepared  for  all  the  matrimonial  adventures  that  are 
  to  follow  --Goldsmith. 
 
  3.  Courtliness;  elegance  of  manners;  courtesy.  [Obs.] 
 
  Trim  gallants,  full  of  courtship  and  of  state. 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Court  policy;  the  character  of  a  courtier;  artifice  of  a 
  court;  court-craft;  finesse.  [Obs.] 
 
  She  [the  Queen]  being  composed  of  courtship  and 
  Popery.  --Fuller. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  courtship 
  n  :  a  man's  courting  of  a  woman;  seeking  the  affections  of  a 
  woman  (usually  with  the  hope  of  marriage);  "its  was  a 
  brief  and  intense  courtship"  [syn:  {wooing},  {courting}, 
  {suit}] 




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