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: ↑courtship, ↑wooing, ↑suit
Derivationally related forms: ↑court, ↑woo (for: ↑wooing)
Hypernyms: ↑entreaty, ↑prayer, ↑appeal
Hyponyms: ↑bundling

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