Definition - Noun [Middle French escuier squire, from Late Latin scutarius shield bearer, from Latin scutum shield] used as a title of courtesy for lawyers usu. placed in its abbreviated form after the name and capitalized <John R. Smith Esq.> <Jane L. Smith Esq.> Pronunciation'es-"kwIr
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