Celui qui est attaché ŕ la cour, qui fréquente la cour.
ETYM French courtisane, from courtisan courtier, Italian cortigiano; or directly from Italian cortigiana, or Spanish cortesana. Related to Court.
A woman who prostitutes herself for hire (usually to in higher social classes); a prostitute; a harlot.
ETYM From Court.
An attendant at the court of a sovereign.