Definitions

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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Examples

  • Mohawks, -- whelps of the squirarchy and hobbledehoys of the universities, -- Squire Gawkies and Squire Westerns and Tony Lumpkins,

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865

  • "Why should the real democracy of a young country be tied to your snobbish old squirarchy?"

    The New Jerusalem

  • _Zemindars_, who had waxed fat on the Permanent Settlement, and the credulous _rayats_, whose labour is indispensable to the _zemindar_ squirarchy.

    Indian Unrest

  • Finally, during the last half of the 19th Century, the Closed Domesticated Nuclear Family emerges among "the upper bourgeoisie and squirarchy" (pp. 7-8):

    The Valve

  • _squirarchy_ of the county were assembled, with some few exceptions.

    Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 2

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