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

1. In Great Britain, the title of a gentleman next in rank to a knight.

2. In Great Britain, an attendant on a noble warrior.

3. An attendant at court.

4. In the United States, the title of magistrates and lawyers. In New-England, it is particularly given to justices of the peace and judges.

5. The title customarily given to gentlemen.

SQUIRE, verb transitive

1. To attend as a squire

2. In colloquial language, to attend as a beau or gallant for aid and protection; as, to squire a lady to the gardens.