noun, plural cour·te·sies.
Origin of courtesy
Examples from the Web for courtesies
Everyday Muslim courtesies must be followed, even as infidels are cut down.
This time when he was brought to the station in handcuffs there were no courtesies, no cups of chai.
Gerster afterwards came out three times, but her courtesies were of no avail in quieting the multitude.The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I|James H. Mapleson
Breaking away from courtesies, Washington hastened homewards to Virginia.
Before his departure there was an exchange of courtesies between himself and the Queen.In the Days of Queen Victoria|Eva March Tappan
He fairly bombarded the big rancher with courtesies and invitations.Ben Blair|Will Lillibridge
This is one of the methods of observing the courtesies between nations by their respective fleets.Dave Darrin's Second Year at Annapolis|H. Irving Hancock