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esquire

es·quire

esquire

 
pronunciation:
e skwaIr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (cap.) an unofficial title of respect, usu. placed in its abbreviated form after a full name, esp. a lawyer's name.
Mary Smith, Esq., is our attorney.
definition 2: a member of the British gentry, below a knight in rank.
definition 3: in medieval times, a knight-candidate serving as a knight's attendant; squire.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: esquired, esquires, esquiring
definition: to accompany or escort in public.