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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 court·ly /ˈkortli, ˈkɔrt-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Court·ly, adv. In the manner of courts; politely; gracefully; elegantly.
    They can produce nothing so courtly writ.   --Dryden

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Court·ly a.
 1. Relating or belonging to a court.
 2. Elegant; polite; courtlike; flattering.
    In courtly company or at my beads.   --Shak.
 3. Disposed to favor the great; favoring the policy or party of the court; obsequious.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a
            royal court; "a courtly gentleman" [syn: elegant, formal,
      [also: courtliest, courtlier]