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English noun: esquire

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

Broader (hypernym)attendant, attender, tender

Domain categoryDark Ages, Middle Ages

Domain regionEngland

2. Esquire (person) a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name


Broader (hypernym)adult male, man

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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