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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esquire

Esquire is usually a courtesy title. In the United Kingdom, Esquire historically was a title of ... In letters, a lawyer is customarily addressed by adding the suffix Esquire (abbreviated Esq.), preceded by a comma, after the lawyer's full name .... have had Armes, or can procure them by purchase, may be called Armiger or Esquier ...

www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publications/solosez/esq_2005_05.authcheckdam.pdf

Ok -- what the heck does it mean when someone calls themselves "Esquire" (e.g., John Smith, Esq.) in ... to another lawyer I address the letter and envelope as:.

english.stackexchange.com/questions/107084/how-did-the-term-esquire-come-to-be-used-for-lawyers

Mar 13, 2013 ... I suppose some American lawyer wanted to sound important and ... because a barrister named therein was not called esquire ; and now all the ...

blogs.findlaw.com/law_and_life/2013/12/whats-the-difference-between-jd-and-esq.html

Dec 22, 2013 ... Rooted in English history, "Esq." or "Esquire" is an honorary title that is placed after a practicing lawyer's name. Practicing lawyers are those ...

lawschooli.com/what-does-esquire-mean

Aug 4, 2013 ... The title Esquire (often abbreviated as “Esq.) is a term typically used in ... Though usually used for lawyers, Esquire is occasionally used as a ...

nefloridalawyer.blogspot.com/2011/08/why-do-lawyers-use-esq-and-what-does-it.html

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 ...

answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=269023

Two lawyers I know claim their assistant researched the "Esquire" issue ... In olden days an armed male who acted as an escort was called an ...

www.legalgenealogist.com/2012/01/09/esquire

Jan 9, 2012 ... In fact, in some states, if you try to use “Esq.” and you're not a lawyer, you're ... days) who served in public capacities were also calledesquire.

stenglelaw.com/whats-a-jd-and-whos-an-esquire

Feb 7, 2013 ... Harvey is both a JD and an Esquire. Mike is neither. Attorneys are required to make sure they use professional designations that are not false ...