Esquire - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeˌskwaɪr|  American pronunciation of the word esquire
Brit.  |ɪˈskwʌɪə|  British pronunciation of the word esquire

noun

- (Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood
- a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name (syn: esq)

Examples

All country gentlemen, esquired or knighted, are welcome.

It is the convention for American lawyers to designate themselves "Esquire".

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