courtesy

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Noun[change]

Singular
courtesy

Plural
courtesies

  1. (uncountable) Courtesy is beliefs and actions related to being polite and respectful.
    Our teachers treated us with courtesy and kindness.
  2. (countable) A courtesy is something you do for someone to make things nicer for them, but for which you are not paid.
    She sent you the photo as a small courtesy.
  3. (uncountable) If you receive something courtesy of someone else, they have provided it for free.
    All photos are courtesy of the city of Mississauga.
  4. (usually before a noun) A courtesy title is one that people call you, even though it has no true basis.
    Eveyone called the prince the Duke of Eaves as a courtesy title.

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