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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.
"The package is addressed to Thaddeus Toad, Esquire," announced the butler.He wanted his luggage sent here, care of J. Morgan, Esq.
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: esquires, esquiring, esquired
definition: to accompany or escort in public.