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- n. A squire who is also the local rector.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is at the same time a landed proprietor and a beneficed clergyman.
Living the life of the rapidly disappearing English "squarson," and full of cultivated interests, especially in humanizing the local village mind, and investigating and recording the good things of old-time, his many-sided activities were shown in every direction and his literary facility made his work known far and wide.
Kingsley, what Sydney Smith called a "squarson," or compound of squire and parson.
He was still young enough to leave behind him Parson Frank and the 'squarson' habits of Hillside in which he had grown up; and the higher and more spiritual side of his nature had been fostered by the impressions of the last year.
He held the sacrosanct position of a squarson, being at once Squire and Parson of the parish of Little Wentley.
It was a family living, always held conjointly with a tolerably good estate, enough to qualify the owner for the dangerous position of 'squarson,' as no doubt many a clerical Underwood had been ever since their branch had grown out from the stem of the elder line, which had now disappeared.