a title applied or assumed through custom, courtesy, or association and without regard for its being officially merited.
a title allowed by custom, as to the children of dukes.
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- courtesy car,
- courtesy card,
- courtesy light,
- courting mirror,
- courtly love
Origin of courtesy title
First recorded in 1860–65
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any of several titles having no legal significance, such as those borne by the children of peers
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