Definition for SQUIRE

SQUIRE, n. [a popular, contraction of esquire. See Esquire.]

  1. In Great Britain, the title of a gentleman, next in rank to a knight. – Shak.
  2. In Great Britain, an attendant on a noble warrior. – Dryden. Pope.
  3. An attendant at court. – Shak.
  4. In the United States, the title of magistrates and lawyer. In New England, it is particularly given to justices of the peace and judges; and to Pennsylvania, to justices of the peace only.
  5. The title customarily given to gentlemen.

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