esquire definition

  • noun:
    • A man or son who is an associate associated with the gentry in England ranking right below a knight.
    • Used as an honorific often with its abbreviated form, especially after the title of legal counsel or a consular officer: Jane Doe, Esq.; John Doe, Esq.
    • In medieval times, a candidate for knighthood who served a knight as an attendant and a shield bearer.
    • Archaic An English country guy; a squire.
    • a squire; a youth who in hopes of becoming a knight attended upon a knight
    • a lawyer
    • a shield-bearer, but also applied to various other attendants.
    • a male member of the gentry ranking below a knight
    • an honorific sometimes put after a man's name
    • A gentleman who attends or escorts a female in public.
    • A bearing significantly resembling a gyron, but extending over the area so that the point touches the alternative side of the escutcheon.
    • initially, a shield-bearer or armor-bearer, an attendant on a knight; in modern times, a title of dignity next in degree below knight and above guy; in addition, a title of office and courtesy; -- usually shortened to squire.
    • A shield-bearer or armor-bearer; an armiger; an attendant on a knight. See squire, 1.
    • A title of self-esteem next in level below compared to knight.
    • A gentleman which attends or escorts a lady in public places.
    • In heraldry, a bearing notably resembling the gyron, but extending throughout the field so that the point touches the contrary side of the escutcheon.
    • a title of value for a part associated with English gentry ranking just underneath a knight; placed after the name
    • (Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood
  • verb:
    • to go to, wait on, escort.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to attend in as an esquire or attendant in public areas; to attend.
  • others:
    • to go to; wait on; escort, as a gentleman going to a lady in public. Todd. See squire, verb

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