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Definition of Esquire


  1. Originally, a shield-bearer or armor-bearer, an attendant on a knight; in modern times, a title of dignity next in degree below knight and above gentleman; also, a title of office and courtesy; -- often shortened to squire.
  2. To wait on as an esquire or attendant in public; to attend.

Esquire Quotations

A declaration of the independence of America, and the sovereignty of the United States was drawn by the ingenious and philosophic pen of Thomas Jefferson, Esquire, a delegate from the state of Virginia.
Mercy Otis Warren

We have defeated Jim Crow, but now we have to deal with his son, James Crow Jr., esquire.
Al Sharpton

However, I was a restaurant critic at Chicago magazine before I worked at Esquire, and I've been a really enthusiastic home cook for a long time. It's just something I'm passionate about.
Ted Allen

Esquire, in a July, 1957 issue, has a photograph of me playing the French horn at the Five Spot.
David Amram

I wrote a great deal about the Civil Rights Movement when I was writing for 'The Nation' in the '60s, and also for Esquire magazine. Reading the biography of Coffin, it just reminded me that in those days, when you saw the term 'Christian,' it usually meant people for civil rights and for justice.
Dan Wakefield
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Esquire Translations

esquire in German is Wohlgeboren
esquire in Italian is vossignoria
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