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COURTESY, OR CURTESY, Scotch law. A right which vests in the husband, and is in the nature of a life-rent. It is a counterpart of the terce. Courtesy requires, 1st. That there shall have been a living child born of the marriage, who is heir of the wife, or who, if surviving, would have been entitled to succeed. 2d. That the wife shall have succeeded to the subjects in question as heir either of line, or of talzie, or of provision. 1 Bell's Com. 61; 2 Ersk. 9, 53. See Curtesy.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Yvonne Perry, business partnerships manager for Grace Academy, said: "There is often, even for adults, a sense of mystery around what is expected with regards to table etiquette.
We have teamed up with House of Fraser Glasgow's fabulous new bridal concession, Etiquette Bridal Couture, to offer you the chance to win PS1000 towards your dream dress.
He points out that parents and children who want to learn more about correct etiquette and manners can go on a course, or find plenty of information on the internet and in books.
The English Manner, which specialises in teaching manners and etiquette and has a school in Dubai, agrees that people, not just children, don't have the manners of past generations.
The Nashville way; racial etiquette and the struggle for social justice in a southern city.
As the new year gets into full swing, businesses are looking for ways to increase their competitive edge, and corporate etiquette may be just the ticket.
There are lasting consequences for those workers who attract the wrong kind of attention, said etiquette expert Anna Musson, of The Good Manners Company.
Give the young adult in your life an edge, because proper etiquette is always stylish.
CHRIS Milner won an award for the best standard of etiquette for quarter two at the Royal Golf Club.
A MERSEYSIDE school has gone to extra lengths to ensure its pupils make a good impression - by adding etiquette lessons to the curriculum.
Today, she teaches dance lessons and catwalk modeling, in addition to providing image consultation and etiquette training services for both young and mature students.
Corporates across the country are enrolling for etiquette training.