Origin of courtier
Examples from the Web for courtiers
But then the courtiers and her son Edward, the new King Edward VIII (himself a notoriously debauched figure), began cleaning up.
The courtiers were an effete and in some cases epicene crew.
Avoid war; don't trust flatterers, courtiers and ministers; and most importantly 'retrieve the glory of the Throne'.
More surprising still, the spirit addressed the courtiers by their real names.
Courtiers said it would have been impossible to complete the trip on scheduled services.
Eventually he was thrust from his high position by an intrigue set on foot by German courtiers and backed by foreign influence.Memoirs of Leonora Christina|Leonora Christina Ulfeldt
He could never resist the supplications of the courtiers, still less the entreaties of the ladies about the court.
Sir William came to the manor on the next day, and then peers and courtiers of all ilks flocked thither to worship the rising sun.England, Picturesque and Descriptive|Joel Cook
On January 14, 1700, a decree was issued commanding all courtiers and officials throughout the empire to wear the foreign dress.Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)|Charles Morris
After consultation with his courtiers the King conceded everything asked by Wat Tyler.The Story of London|Henry B. Wheatley
British Dictionary definitions for courtiers
Word Origin for courtier
Word Origin and History for courtiers
early 13c., from Anglo-French *corteour, from Old French cortoiier "to be at court, live at court" (see court (n.)).