the formal costume required to be worn at a royal court on ceremonial and other occasions.
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How to use court dress in a sentence
Now off your bodies your armour lay, And hie to the castle in court dress gay.The Song of Deirdra, King Byrge and his Brothers | Anonymous
When he was married, and when the young prince was born, they went to the Tuileries in their court-dress.The College, the Market, and the Court | Caroline H. Dall
The white court dress was armor which he put on to serve him in the dangerous attempt to look once more on a woman's face.Lazarre | Mary Hartwell Catherwood
This time it was not an old woman, or a laborer in a blouse, or a soldier; but I knew my pursuer in his white court dress.Lazarre | Mary Hartwell Catherwood
And my wife tells me that it is rather late to make alterations in a court dress the day before the Drawing-Room.
British Dictionary definitions for court dress
the formal clothing worn at court
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