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Esquire vs. Exquire

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Esquirenoun

A lawyer.

Exquireverb

(obsolete) To search into or out.

Esquirenoun

A male member of the gentry ranking below a knight.

Exquireverb

To search into or out.

Esquirenoun

An honorific sometimes placed after a man's name.

Esquirenoun

A gentleman who attends or escorts a lady in public.

Esquirenoun

(archaic) A squire; a youth who in the hopes of becoming a knight attended upon a knight

Esquirenoun

(obsolete) A shield-bearer, but also applied to other attendants.

Esquirenoun

(heraldry) A bearing somewhat resembling a gyron, but extending across the field so that the point touches the opposite edge of the escutcheon.

Esquireverb

To attend, wait on, escort.

Esquirenoun

Originally, a shield-bearer or armor-bearer, an attendant on a knight; in modern times, a title of dignity next in degree below knight and above gentleman; also, a title of office and courtesy; - often shortened to squire.

Esquireverb

To wait on as an esquire or attendant in public; to attend.

Esquirenoun

(Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood

Esquirenoun

a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name

Esquirenoun

a polite title appended to a man's name when no other title is used, typically in the address of a letter or other documents

‘J. C. Pearson Esquire’;

Esquirenoun

a title appended to the surname of a lawyer (of either sex).

Esquirenoun

a young nobleman who, in training for knighthood, acted as an attendant to a knight.

Esquirenoun

an officer in the service of a king or nobleman.

Esquirenoun

a landed proprietor or country squire

‘the lord of the manor, Richard Bethell Esquire’;

Esquire

Esquire (, US also ; abbreviated Esq.) is usually a courtesy title. In the United Kingdom, Esquire historically was a title of respect accorded to men of higher social rank, particularly members of the landed gentry above the rank of gentleman and below the rank of knight.

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