Definitions

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  • n. The rank of squire, or the period of being a squire.

Etymologies

squire +‎ -dom (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Not all the old English squiredom of Mr. Disraeli -- surely the most incongruous figure of a squire that ever gave prizes to a cap-touching tenantry -- could persuade Ishmael that the labourer might live and rear a family in decency on ten shillings a week.

    Secret Bread

  • Anglicized, is sheep-house; and away we toddled a mile and a half to the shippus -- a nice old farm-house, with some pretensions to squiredom, and the inhabitants kind and civil as heart could wish.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 58, No. 357, July 1845

  • Edgar, who had now to take up his squiredom and country gentleman's respectability, after having had his share of a young man's "fling" in rather larger proportion than falls to the lot of most.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 098, February, 1876

  • In that lonely house, lived for several years, in the beginning of the century, a singular character, of whom nothing more was known, than that he had come from some distant place of abode; that he never received a letter; and that he never hunted, shot, or fished with the squiredom of the country.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847

  • McNiven remembered Jim Dyckman's ancient squiredom to Charity and his recent telephony and he said to himself, "Aha!"

    We Can't Have Everything

  • It could not be hid, and it looked down superciliously upon the little squiredom of

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • Not, of course, that this consideration will ever afford one grain of comfort to the squires and the parsons of each successive epoch; for what _they_ want is not the reasonable betterment of the whole social organism, but the continuance of just this particular type of squiredom and parsonry.

    Post-Prandial Philosophy

  • A fine, active, handsome youth was he, with bright, keen eyes, close-curled black locks and hardy complexion, telling of his out-of-door life, and a free use of his limbs, and upright carriage, though still with more of the grace of the free mountain than of the training of pagedom and squiredom.

    The Herd Boy and His Hermit

  • "I suppose you have been enjoying the sweet business of squiredom," said

    Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 04

  • "She is better than pretty -- she is good," returned Mrs. Harrowby; and Edgar, not caring to discuss Adelaide on closer ground with his mother, strolled away into his private room, where he sat before the fire smoking, meditating on his life in the past and his prospects in the future, and wondering how he would like it when he had finally abjured the freedom of bachelorhood and had taken up with matrimony and squiredom for the remainder of his natural life.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 098, February, 1876

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