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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Courtesy  \Courte"sy\  (k[^u]rt"s[y^]),  n.  [See  the  preceding 
  word.] 
  An  act  of  civility,  respect,  or  reverence,  made  by  women, 
  consisting  of  a  slight  depression  or  dropping  of  the  body, 
  with  bending  of  the  knees.  [Written  also  {curtsy}.] 
 
  The  lady  drops  a  courtesy  in  token  of  obedience,  and 
  the  ceremony  proceeds  as  usual.  --Golgsmith. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curtsy  \Curt"sy\  (k?rt"s?),  n. 
  Same  as  {Courtesy},  an  act  of  respect. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  curtsy 
  n  :  bending  at  the  knees;  a  gesture  of  respect  made  by  women 
  [syn:  {curtsey}] 
  v  1:  a  gesture  of  respectful  greeting,  for  women  [syn:  {curtsey}] 
  2:  make  a  curtsy;  usually  done  only  by  girls  and  women;  as  a 
  sign  of  respect;  "She  curtsied  when  she  shook  the  Queen's 
  hand"  [syn:  {bob}] 




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