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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Etiquette  \Et"i*quette`\,  n.  [F.  prop.,  a  little  piece  of  paper, 
  or  a  mark  or  title,  affixed  to  a  bag  or  bundle,  expressing 
  its  contents,  a  label,  ticket,  OF  estiquete  of  German 
  origin;  cf  LG  stikke  peg,  pin,  tack,  stikken  to  stick,  G. 
  stecken  See  {Stick},  and  cf  {Ticket}.] 
  The  forms  required  by  good  breeding,  or  prescribed  by 
  authority,  to  be  observed  in  social  or  official  life; 
  observance  of  the  proprieties  of  rank  and  occasion; 
  conventional  decorum;  ceremonial  code  of  polite  society. 
 
  The  pompous  etiquette  to  the  court  of  Louis  the 
  Fourteenth.  --Prescott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  etiquette 
  n  :  rules  governing  socially  acceptable  behavior 




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