courtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.) Old form(s): curtesie
salutation, first greeting, expression of courtesy
AW III.v.91[Mariana to all, as if to Parolles] And [hang you for] your courtesy, for a ring-carrier!
TN I.v.200[Olivia to Viola as Cesario] Sure, you have some hideous matter to deliver, when the courtesy of it is so fearful
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