politesse

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Civility, politeness, courtesy or gallantry; or an instance of this

The reference in his letter to ‘having a drink’ is of course just an empty politesse.

{i} politeness, courteousness, state of having good manners
civility, politeness, courtesy or gallantry
Politeness
politesse

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    pol·i·tesse

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    Etymologie

    [ "pä-li-'tes, "po- ] (noun.) 1717. From the French politesse, from the Italian politezza, from polito, past participle of pulire (“to polish”, “to clean”), from the Latin polire, present active infinite form of poliō (“I polish”, “I smooth”).

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