Associations to the word «Esquire»


ESQUIRE, noun. A lawyer
ESQUIRE, noun. A male member of the gentry ranking below a knight
ESQUIRE, noun. An honorific sometimes placed after a man's name
ESQUIRE, noun. A gentleman who attends or escorts a lady in public.
ESQUIRE, noun. (archaic) a squire; a youth who in the hopes of becoming a knight attended upon a knight
ESQUIRE, noun. (obsolete) a shield-bearer, but also applied to other attendants.
ESQUIRE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To attend, wait on, escort.
ESQUIRE, noun. (heraldry) A bearing somewhat resembling a gyron, but extending across the field so that the point touches the opposite edge of the escutcheon.

Dictionary definition

ESQUIRE, noun. (Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood.
ESQUIRE, noun. A title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name.

Wise words

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