court|ship


court|ship
court|ship «KRT shihp, KOHRT-», noun.
1. a) the condition or time of courting in order to marry; wooing: »

The brief courtship was a very happy one.

b) the courting or wooing of a female animal.
2. solicitation, as of favors.
3. Obsolete. a) courtly manners or behavior. b) flattery.
4. Obsolete. the paying of court, as to a dignitary.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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