A person who attends a royal court as a companion or adviser to the king or queen.
More example sentences
- The four knights were immediately recognised as royal courtiers and ushered into the Archbishop's private chambers.
- Some of those allegedly cheated are said to be close friends of Prince Albert - and two royal courtiers were among Fogwell's employees.
- Like the king's courtiers, the princesses had to leave a room walking backward in the king's presence.
Middle English: via Anglo-Norman French from Old French cortoyer 'be present at court', from cort (see court).