court·ly /ˈkortli, ˈkɔrt-/
Court·ly, adv. In the manner of courts; politely; gracefully; elegantly.
They can produce nothing so courtly writ. --Dryden
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.
adj : refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a
royal court; "a courtly gentleman" [syn: elegant, formal,
[also: courtliest, courtlier]