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.
The pompous etiquette to the court of Louis the