Meaning of courtly

court•ly

Pronunciation: (kôrt'lē, kōrt'-), [key]
— adj., adv. -li•er, -li•est,
—adj.
  1. polite, refined, or elegant: courtly manners.
  2. flattering; obsequious.
  3. noting, pertaining to, or suitable for the court of a sovereign.
—adv.
  1. in a courtly manner; politely or flatteringly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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