Origin of courtier
Examples from the Web for courtier
But the essence of Disraeli's genius as a courtier was his ability to make it all about her.
I, who had been her playmate, would not become her courtier.Richard Carvel, Complete|Winston Churchill
Domitian had expected a denial from the courtier, not a confirmation of the facts.Quintus Claudius, Volume 2 of 2|Ernst Eckstein
The courtier lord had one son, of whom he made a soldier, but who never rose to a higher rank than that of Captain.The Kellys and the O'Kellys|Anthony Trollope
Abul Fazl had another project in his brain; it combined the audacity of genius with the mendacity of a courtier.
A courtier is attached to the King; a soldier to the army; there is humiliation in neither of these.The Suitors of Yvonne|Raphael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for courtier
Word Origin for courtier
Word Origin and History for courtier
early 13c., from Anglo-French *corteour, from Old French cortoiier "to be at court, live at court" (see court (n.)).