Esquire

Esquire (abbreviated Esq.) is a courtesy title used in the United States largely for lawyers, and in the United Kingdom as a courtesy for any male, mostly in correspondence, while still remaining more formally a technical rank or status for a more limited number of people who are members of the gentry, as is noted in the formal Order of Precedence...
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Esquire

[n] - (in medieval England) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight 2. [n] - (British) a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight
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Esquire

• (v. t.) To wait on as an esquire or attendant in public; to attend. • (n.) 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.
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Esquire

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

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

[magazine] Esquire is a men`s magazine, published in the U.S. by the Hearst Corporation. Founded in 1932, it flourished during the Great Depression under the guidance of founders Arnold Gingrich, David A. Smart and Henry L. Jackson. ==History== Esquire was first issued in October 1933, `to become the common denominator of masculine interest...
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Esquire

[UK Edition] ``Esquire Magazine`` (UK edition) is a monthly magazine for men owned by the National Magazine Company, a subsidiary of the US-based Hearst Corporation. The first edition was published Spring/Summer 1991. The magazine features articles on luxe design and culture, food, business and technology, style, music and books. It is pitc...
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Esquire

Es·quire' noun [ Old French escuyer , escuier , properly, a shield-bearer, French écuyer shield-bearer, armor-bearer, squire of a knight, esquire, equerry, rider, horseman, Late Latin scutarius shield-bearer, from Latin scutum shield, akin to Greek ... skin, hide, f...
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Esquire

Es·quire' transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Esquired ; present participle & verbal noun Esquiring .] To wait on as an esquire or attendant in public; to attend. [ Colloq.]
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Esquire

A form of address showing that someone is an attorney, usually written Albert Pettifog, Esquire, or simply Esq.
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Esquire

American monthly magazine, founded in 1933 by Arnold Gingrich. It began production as an oversized magazine for men that featured a slick, ... [3 related articles]
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Esquire

n. a form of address showing that someone is an attorney, usually written Albert Pettifog, Esquire, or simply Esq. Originally in England an Esquire was a rank just above "gentleman" and below "knight." It became a title for barristers, sheriffs and judges
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Esquire

Originally an Esquire was a shield-bearer or armour-bearer; an attendant on a knight;
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esquire

originally, a knight`s shield bearer, who would probably himself in due course be dubbed a knight; the word is derived from the Old French esquier ... [1 related articles]
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esquire

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. ... In England, the title of esquire belongs by right of birth to the eldest sons of knights and their eldest sons in perpetual s...
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