courtier courtier  /ˈkɔr ti ər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an attendant at the court of a sovereign

Usage(s):

  1. Back in Teheran, some courtiers felt sure that, on reflection, Soraya would reconcile herself to sharing the Shah with another wife.
  2. There was Il Dottore, the gulled pedant; Mezzetino, the capering servant; Octavio, the youthful courtier; Scaramouche, the blustering rogue.
  3. The explorer was being mocked at a dinner by a courtier who declared that Spain was full of mariners as bold and adventurous as he.

News

  1. Today in history: Oct. 29

    Sir Walter Raleigh, the English courtier, military adventurer and poet, was executed in London. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson drew the first number - 158 - in America's first peacetime military draft. Sen. John Glenn, at age 77, roared back into space aboard the shuttle Discovery, retracing the trail he'd blazed for America's astronauts 36 years earlier.
    on September 12, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News

  2. Today in History

    Sir Walter Raleigh, the English courtier, military adventurer and poet, was executed in London. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson drew the first number - 158 - in America's first peacetime military draft. Sen. John Glenn, at age 77, roared back into space aboard the shuttle Discovery, retracing the trail he'd blazed for America's astronauts 36 years earlier.
    on September 12, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News

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Quotes

  1. "Looking back 400 years later, it's easy to forget how close the Jamestown colony came to failure," Bush said. "Back in London, one courtier summed up the situation this way: 'This is an unlucky beginning. I pray God the end may prove...
    on May 13, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

  2. New Delhi: The new government that comes to power after the Lok Sabha elections should be above "dynasticism and courtier culture," Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani said on Monday.
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: LK Advani Source: Hindu

  3. "They were incredibly close," Owen says. "There was never evidence of romance, but it was implied as he was a favourite courtier who was very tight with the Queen for a very long time."
    on Sep 1, 2007 By: Clive Owen Source: National Post

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