Etiquette


Etiquette
Etiquette Et"i*quette`, n. [F. prop., a little piece of paper, or a mark or title, affixed to a bag or bundle, expressing its contents, a label, ticket, OF.estiquete, of German origin; cf. LG. stikke peg, pin, tack, stikken to stick, G. stecken. See {Stick}, and cf. {Ticket}.] The forms required by good breeding, or prescribed by authority, to be observed in social or official life; observance of the proprieties of rank and occasion; conventional decorum; ceremonial code of polite society. [1913 Webster]

The pompous etiquette to the court of Louis the Fourteenth. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(of behavior, as that set down on a card or ticket on the occasion of ceremonies at court), , , ,