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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Courtship \Court"ship\ (k?rt"sh?p), n.
1. The act of paying court, with the intent to solicit a
2. The act of wooing in love; solicitation of woman to
This method of courtship, [by which] both sides are
prepared for all the matrimonial adventures that are
to follow. --Goldsmith.
3. Courtliness; elegance of manners; courtesy. [Obs.]
Trim gallants, full of courtship and of state.
4. Court policy; the character of a courtier; artifice of a
court; court-craft; finesse. [Obs.]
She [the Queen] being composed of courtship and
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a
woman (usually with the hope of marriage); "its was a brief
and intense courtship" [syn: courtship, wooing,
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