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English Dictionary: courtship by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
courtship
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"
    Synonym(s): courtship, wooing, courting, suit
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Courtship \Court"ship\ (k?rt"sh?p), n.
      1. The act of paying court, with the intent to solicit a
            favor. --Swift.
  
      2. The act of wooing in love; solicitation of woman to
            marriage.
  
                     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.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      4. Court policy; the character of a courtier; artifice of a
            court; court-craft; finesse. [Obs.]
  
                     She [the Queen] being composed of courtship and
                     Popery.                                             --Fuller.
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