esquire
es·quire /'es-ˌkwīr/ n [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.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

esquire
noun adviser, advocate, armiger, attorney, attorney-at-law, barrister, counsel, counselor, counselor-at-law, jurisconsult, jurisprudent, jurist, lawyer, legal adviser, legal practitioner, legist, member of the bar, member of the legal profession, officer of the court, practitioner, solicitor associated concepts: advice of counsel, assigned counsel, assistance of counsel, attorney of record, attorney's fees, benefit of counsel, Code of Professional Responsibility, counsel of record, denial of counsel, effective counsel, of counsel, Sixth Amendment, waiver of counsel

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


esquire
n.
(1) The title added to the name of an attorney admitted to the bar.
(2) Originally in England, a title used by men who owned land, or officers, barristers, or judges.
abbrv.
Esq

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


esquire
A form of address showing that someone is an attorney, usually written Albert Pettifog, Esquire, or simply Esq.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Working With a Lawyer

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


Esquire
In the United States the title commonly appended after the name of an attorney. In English law a title of dignity next above gentleman and below knight. Title also given to barristers at law and others. Abbreviated: Esq.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

esquire
n.
   a form of address showing that someone is an attorney, usually written Albert Pettifog, Esquire, or simply Esq. Originally in England an Esquire was a rank just above "gentleman" and below "knight." It became a title for barristers, sheriffs and judges.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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