Courtship

Court"ship

(k?rt"sh?p), n. 1. The act of paying court, with the intent to solicit a favor. Swift.
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2. The act of wooing in love; solicitation of woman to marriage.
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This method of courtship, [by which] both sides are prepared for all the matrimonial adventures that are to follow.
Goldsmith.
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3. Courtliness; elegance of manners; courtesy. [Obs.]
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Trim gallants, full of courtship and of state.
Shak.
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4. Court policy; the character of a courtier; artifice of a court; court-craft; finesse. [Obs.]
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She [the Queen] being composed of courtship and Popery.
Fuller.
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