|Origin:||corteisie, from corteis; COURTEOUS|
cour‧te‧sy1 plural courtesies
polite behaviour and respect for other people [= politeness; ≠ discourtesy]:
It's a matter of common courtesy to acknowledge letters.
have the courtesy to do something
He didn't even have the courtesy to call and say he couldn't come.
something you do or say to be polite:
The two men exchanged courtesies before getting down to business.
by someone's permission or kindness, rather than by paying them:
photographs supplied courtesy of Blenheim Palace
if one thing happens courtesy of another, the second thing caused the first:
Healy received a deep cut on his left hand, courtesy of Nicol's ice skate.
to be polite enough to do something for someone:
At least do me the courtesy of telling the truth.