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es·quire / ˈeskwīr; iˈskwī(ə)r/ • n. 1. (Esquire) (abbr.: Esq.) a title appended to a lawyer's surname. ∎ Brit. 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: Robert A. Pearson Esquire. 2. hist. a young nobleman who, in training for knighthood, acted as an attendant to a knight. ∎  a landed proprietor or country squire.

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ESQ.

An abbreviation for esquire, which is a title used by attorneys in the United States. The term esquire has a different meaning inenglish law. It is used to signify a title of dignity, which ranks above gentleman and directly below knight.

In the United States, Esq. is written after a lawyer's name, for example: John Smith, Esq.

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esquire

esquire young man attending on a knight; man ranking immediately below a knight XV; as a title XVI. Early forms escuyer, -ier — OF. esquier (mod. écuyer):- L. scũtārius shield-bearer, f. scũtum shield. Aphetic SQUIRE is earlier.

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Esq.

Esq. • abbr. Esquire.

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Esq.

Esq. esquire (in correspondence)

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