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What is the meaning of the word 'esquire'?

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(Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name. It was originally a title for the sons of nobles and gentry who did not possess any other title.

Current usage: In the United States it is used professionally to identify a person as an attorney, both female and male. The term esquire has a different meaning in English law. It was used to signify a title of dignity, which ranks above gentleman and directly below knight and is now used as a title for barristers, sheriffs and judges.
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If the title Esquire follows a name in the United States is that person an attorney?

  Answer If The title Esquire follows a...   Usually, yes. But Esquire (Esq.) is not used to refer to oneself, for example, If I were an attorney, I would not put on

Do you address a woman attorney as an esquire?

  Answer   There is no female equivalent for the social form of Esquire (Esq.) although in the United States it is sometimes used professionally for female lawyers.

How do you change the address your esquire magazine is being delivered to?

  "Address Changes, Cancellations & Customer Service Did you originally order or renew your magazine through Magazine-Agent.com? If so you may change your address, cance

What does mean word length mean?

'Mean' in this context means 'average'. Thus, 'mean word length' means 'average word length'. This is the total number of letters in your piece of writing, divided by the tota

Can you abbreviate the word esquire in scrabble?

No. Scrabble rules do not allow any abbreviations.

What movie and television projects has Esquire Duke been in?

Esquire Duke has: Played Student in "Teen Wolf" in 2011. Played Kevin Kubesheski in "Role Call" in 2012. Played Older Jonathan in "Big Kid Stuff" in 2012. Played K.O. in "Fata