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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight.

Usage examples (27)
  • Sir John and other esquires belonging to the royal escort were attacked.
  • "No, I haven't even the title esquire, which, I understand, all American citizens possess."
  • In America we "esquire" all men who are our equals.
  • The term "esquire" was used only by members of the for more
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