A title given to someone, especially the son or daughter of a peer, that has no legal validity: he bore the courtesy title of Count of Champagne
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- The eldest son normally takes as his courtesy title the family viscountcy.
- A baron's wife can use the courtesy title ‘Lady’.
- You see, I have nursed a particular point of irritation with Mr. Manager for some time, as he absolutely refuses to address me by any other courtesy title but ‘Miss.’
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