courtesy courtesy  /ˈkɜr tə si/


  1. (n) a courteous or respectful or considerate act
  2. (n) a courteous or respectful or considerate remark
  3. (n) a courteous manner


  1. Last week, for the fifth time in the 400 years since Henry VIII broke with Rome, a top member of the British royal family paid an official courtesy call on the Pope.
  2. Senatorial courtesy is the custom by which Presidential appointees "personally offensive or obnoxious" to Senators from their State are not confirmed by the Senate.
  3. Photo courtesy of Sharp .


  1. Shakira on the Male Judges on 'The Voice': 'I've Treated the Boys With Mercy'

    (Courtesy  Elle ) Shakira covers the July issue of  Elle magazine The July issue of  Elle magazine doesn't hit newsstands until June 25th, but we have a sneaky peek at the cover story—featuring Colombian singer and  The Voice judge (she's so funny on the show!) Shakira . Check out some of the best bits from the interview—wherein she dishes on being a mom and her relationship with Gerard Pique ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

  2. Tree planted to honor Milly Stenlund

    Courtesy photo Milly Stenlund, left, former Rapid River Housing Commissioner; Gail Hall, executive director, Riverside Manor; and Cindy Brock, Rapid River Housing Commissioner, took part in the May 30 tree planting reception held at the Riversid...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Escanaba Daily Press

  3. Gardener program is going to seed

    Courtesy photo The Master Gardeners of Delta County bagged 150 vegetable seed bags that are annually distributed to lower income families and individuals.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Escanaba Daily Press


  1. Obama said, "Not once in my conversations with him have I heard him talk about any ethnic group in derogatory terms, or treat whites with whom he interacted with anything but courtesy and respect."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: GOPUSA

  2. Terry said: "Chelsea told me what had happened with the enquiry as a courtesy. I was very happy with their reaction as mine would have been the same. I have always said that I want to end my career at the club which I love and we all see no reason...
    on Feb 15, 2009 By: John Terry Source: Reuters UK

  3. "The Bronco chase was a nightmare," said Clark, now a special correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight." "Certainly he has abused that courtesy, so I would not expect anyone to extend it to him again."
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Marcia Clark Source: Guardian Unlimited

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