courtesy book

courtesy book
noun
1. : a medieval or Renaissance book designed to prepare the young nobleman for the proper pursuit of his courtly duties and pleasures
2. : a book designed to prepare a young gentleman for public duties and conduct : a book of advice about social conduct

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courtesy book,
a manual of courtly manners and duties, such as one used by young noblemen in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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