Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a court or some aspect of one.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. After the manner of a court; elegant; polite; courtly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Courtly; polite; elegant.

Etymologies

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court +‎ -like

Examples

  • Knowing the verdict ahead of time makes it seems, well, kangaroo courtlike.

    Think Progress » White House Launches Campaign To Politicize Saddam Verdict Ahead of Midterm Elections

  • I must work an interest in her, either through love or through fear; and who knows but I may yet reap the sweetest and best revenge for her former scorn? — that were indeed a masterpiece of courtlike art!

    Kenilworth

  • These pluralistic trends were reflected in efforts to give the state Church of Norway more autonomy from political intervention and to establish more nonpolitical appellate institutions, independent courtlike agencies, similar to the present ombudsmen and the Insurance Court.

    Rediscovering Institutions

  • In the drawing room he is polish'd, well bred, and from the pomp and magnificence of style in which he lives he cannot fail at first to impose on the stranger a good opinion of at least his gentlemanly manners, and courtlike behaviour.

    Charles Philip Yorke, Fourth Earl of Hardwicke, Vice-Admiral R.N.

  • In order to make the time pass pleasantly, and exactly in accordance with the tales of chivalry which Smith had read, the Turkish Bashaw in the fortress sent out his challenge: "That to delight the ladies, who did long to see some courtlike pastime, the Lord Tubashaw did defy any captaine that had the command of a company, who durst combat with him for his head."

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • But, Heaven knows, there was little of courtlike grace or dignity in the person or demeanour of the individual, who became his fine suit as the hog on the sign-post does his gilded armour.

    Woodstock

  • “I am a country-bred girl,” she said, “and his manners are too courtlike for me.”

    Woodstock

  • Arbitration hearings are courtlike sessions in which both sides - the city and lawyers for the union - can call witnesses.

    Phillies Zone

  • The splendour of his apartments, and of many of the personages present, displayed a very courtlike appearance, and inclined a stranger, like myself, to think, that nothing of the old government was missing, but the expatriated family of France.

    The Stranger in France or, a Tour from Devonshire to Paris Illustrated by Engravings in Aqua Tint of Sketches Taken on the Spot.

  • "I am a country-bred girl," she said, "and his manners are too courtlike for me."

    Woodstock; or, the Cavalier

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