(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.
a man belonging to the order of English gentry ranking next below a knight.
(USED WITH OBJECT) [ES·QUIRED, ES·QUIR·ING.]
to raise to the rank of esquire.
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Esquire is usually a courtesy title. In the United Kingdom, Esquire historically was
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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.
It's been suggested to me that the use of Esq., or Esquire, by a non-attorney, may
be ... Seeing as how the alternate meaning of "mistress" (i.e., a kept woman or ...
The title Esquire (often abbreviated as “Esq.) is a term typically used in the United
States to designate a person who may practice law. The title Esquire, which ...
Esquire definition, (initial capital letter) an unofficial title of respect, having no
precise significance, sometimes placed, especially in its abbreviated form, after a
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 ...
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 ...
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.