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

 court·ship /-ˌʃɪp/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Court·ship n.
 1. The act of paying court, with the intent to solicit a favor.
 2. The act of wooing in love; solicitation of woman to marriage.
    This method of courtship, [by which] both sides are prepared for all the matrimonial adventures that are to follow.   --Goldsmith.
 3. Courtliness; elegance of manners; courtesy. [Obs.]
    Trim gallants, full of courtship and of state.   --Shak.
 4. Court policy; the character of a courtier; artifice of a court; court-craft; finesse. [Obs.]
    She [the Queen] being composed of courtship and Popery.   --Fuller.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a
          woman (usually with the hope of marriage); "its was a
          brief and intense courtship" [syn: wooing, courting,