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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


SynonymsEsq


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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