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Noun: esquire  'es,kwI(-u)r or i'skwI(-u)r
  1. (Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood
Noun: Esquire  'es,kwI(-u)r or i'skwI(-u)r
Usage: Brit
  1. A title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name
    - Esq [Brit]

Derived forms: Esquires, esquires

Type of: adult male, attendant, attender, man, tender

Encyclopedia: Esquire