from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of squirearchy.
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- n. Alternative form of squirearchy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The gentlemen, or gentry, of a country, collectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See squirearchy.
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Mohawks, -- whelps of the squirarchy and hobbledehoys of the universities, -- Squire Gawkies and Squire Westerns and Tony Lumpkins,
"Why should the real democracy of a young country be tied to your snobbish old squirarchy?"
_Zemindars_, who had waxed fat on the Permanent Settlement, and the credulous _rayats_, whose labour is indispensable to the _zemindar_ squirarchy.
Finally, during the last half of the 19th Century, the Closed Domesticated Nuclear Family emerges among "the upper bourgeoisie and squirarchy" (pp. 7-8):
_squirarchy_ of the county were assembled, with some few exceptions.