Courtier

Court"ier

(krt"yr), n. [From Court.] 1. One who is in attendance at the court of a prince; one who has an appointment at court.
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You know I am no courtier, nor versed in state affairs.
Bacon.
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This courtier got a frigate, and that a company.
Macaulay.
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2. One who courts or solicits favor; one who flatters.
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There was not among all our princes a greater courtier of the people than Richard III.
Suckling.
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