Definition of courtier noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɔːtiə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrtiər//
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(especially in the past) a person who is part of the court of a king or queen Word OriginMiddle English: via Anglo-Norman French from Old French cortoyer ‘be present at court’, from cort, from Latin cohors, cohort- ‘yard or retinue’. The verb is influenced by Old Italian corteare, Old French courtoyer.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: courtier