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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a courteous or respectful or considerate act;

2. a courteous or respectful or considerate remark;

3. a courteous manner;
[syn: courtesy, good manners]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Courtesy \Courte"sy\ (k[^u]rt"s[y^]), n. [See the preceding word.] An act of civility, respect, or reverence, made by women, consisting of a slight depression or dropping of the body, with bending of the knees. [Written also curtsy and curtsey.] [1913 Webster] The lady drops a courtesy in token of obedience, and the ceremony proceeds as usual. --Golgsmith. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Courtesy \Cour"te*sy\ (k?r"t?-s?), n.; pl. Courtesies (-s?z). [OE. cortaisie, corteisie, courtesie, OF. curteisie, cortoisie, OF. curteisie, cortoisie, F. courtoisie, fr. curteis, corteis. See Courteous.] 1. Politeness; civility; urbanity; courtliness. [1913 Webster] And trust thy honest-offered courtesy, With oft is sooner found in lowly sheds, With smoky rafters, than in tapestry walls And courts of princes, where it first was named, And yet is most pretended. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Pardon me, Messer Claudio, if once more I use the ancient courtesies of speech. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. An act of civility or respect; an act of kindness or favor performed with politeness. [1913 Webster] My lord, for your many courtesies I thank you. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Favor or indulgence, as distinguished from right; as, a title given one by courtesy. [1913 Webster] Courtesy title, a title assumed by a person, or popularly conceded to him, to which he has no valid claim; as, the courtesy title of Lord prefixed to the names of the younger sons of noblemen. Syn: Politeness; urbanity; civility; complaisance; affability; courteousness; elegance; refinement; courtliness; good breeding. See Politeness. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Courtesy \Courte"sy\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Courtesied (-s[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Courtesying.] To make a respectful salutation or movement of respect; esp. (with reference to women), to bow the body slightly, with bending of the knes. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Courtesy \Courte"sy\, v. t. To treat with civility. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

courtesy n 1: a courteous or respectful or considerate act 2: a courteous or respectful or considerate remark 3: a courteous manner [syn: courtesy, good manners] [ant: discourtesy, rudeness]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

107 Moby Thesaurus words for "courtesy": act of courtesy, act of grace, act of kindness, admiration, adoration, affability, amenity, amiability, apotheosis, appreciation, approbation, approval, attention, attentiveness, awe, benefaction, benefit, benevolence, benignity, blessing, breathless adoration, ceremony, chivalry, civility, clubbability, clubbishness, clubbism, comity, communicativeness, companionability, compatibility, complaisance, congeniality, considerateness, consideration, cordiality, correct deportment, courteousness, courtliness, deference, deification, discourtesy, dispensation, duty, elegance, esteem, estimation, etiquette, exaggerated respect, familiarity, favor, fondness for society, formality, friendliness, gallantry, geniality, good behavior, good citizenship, good deed, good manners, good offices, good turn, grace, graceful gesture, graciousness, great respect, gregariousness, hero worship, high regard, homage, honor, hospitality, idolatry, idolization, indulgence, intimacy, kind deed, kind offices, kindly act, kindness, labor of love, mercy, misbehavior, mitzvah, obligation, office, polite act, politeness, politesse, poor behavior, prestige, regard, respect, respectfulness, reverence, reverential regard, sanctioned behavior, service, sociability, sociableness, social grace, sociality, thoughtfulness, turn, urbanity, veneration, worship
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

COURTESY, OR CURTESY, Scotch law. A right which vests in the husband, and is in the nature of a life-rent. It is a counterpart of the terce. Courtesy requires, 1st. That there shall have been a living child born of the marriage, who is heir of the wife, or who, if surviving, would have been entitled to succeed. 2d. That the wife shall have succeeded to the subjects in question as heir either of line, or of talzie, or of provision. 1 Bell's Com. 61; 2 Ersk. 9, 53. See Curtesy.