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 Court of the Gentiles (The).Courtesy Titles. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Courtesy.
 
Civility, politeness. It was at the courts of princes and great feudatories that minstrels and pages practised the refinements of the age in which they lived. The word originally meant the manners of the court.   1
 


 Court of the Gentiles (The).Courtesy Titles. 

 
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