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es·quire
[es-kwahyuhr, e-skwahyuhr]
NOUN
1.
(initial capital letter) an unofficial title of respect, having no precise significance, sometimes placed, especially in its abbreviated form, after a man's surname in formal written address: in the U.S., usually applied to lawyers, women as well as men; in Britain, applied to a commoner considered to have gained the social position of a gentleman. Abbreviation: Esq.
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3.
a man belonging to the order of English gentry ranking next below a knight.
4.
Archaic. squire.
VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [ES·QUIRED, ES·QUIR·ING.]
5.
to raise to the rank of esquire.
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Ok -- what the heck does it mean when someone calls themselves "Esquire" (e.g., John Smith, Esq.) in the. USA? Dan Caldarone Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

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Esquire definition, (initial capital letter) an unofficial title of respect, having no precise significance, sometimes placed, especially in its abbreviated form, after a  ...

Why do lawyers use ESQ. and what does it mean? - Practical Legal ...

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Aug 8, 2011 ... Esquire (abbreviated Esq.) originally was a social rank title above that of mere gentleman, allowed, for example, to the sons of the nobles and ...

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Dec 22, 2013 ... ... but it does not allow him or her to practice law before being admitted ... Rooted in English history, "Esq." or "Esquire" is an honorary title that is ...

etymology - How did the term "esquire" come to be used for lawyers ...

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Mar 13, 2013 ... see also, oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/esquire – Kris Mar 13 '13 at 6: 26. @Kris It does indicate that one is a lawyer in the US.