Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The rank or state of a squire; squireship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The rank or state of a squire; squireship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being a squire; the rank or position of a squire.

Etymologies

squire +‎ -hood (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You see, Father was feeling a mite sorry for me on account of losing my squirehood and all, so he wasn2t as watchful as he usually is.

    Virginity

  • But I had to know that the armor was safe, especially since it had been entrusted to my dear brother2s safekeeping, and if he lost it ... well, his squirehoodyour squirehood, Alfricwould be delayed even longer than ... ill fortune .. .4

    Virginity

  • No doubt trying for an audience with Gabriel Androctusa chance to grovel and bootlick his way into squirehood.

    Virginity

  • He was dreadfully embarrassedpassed over for squirehood again and again, and then, when he tried to do something about it, he gets mired by his baby brother waist deep in the 1Warden Swamp, squealing until rescued by his middle brother.

    Virginity

  • “A living body, so please your squirehood, Master Buncle, or else my craft hath failed of its purpose.”

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Birdalone stayed a minute, and her legs nigh failed her for fear, and then because of the very fear she hastened on till she came within ten paces of the said witch; and sore she missed her bow and arrows, and the cutting blade of her feigned squirehood, lest the carline should arise and come raging and shrieking at her.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Greshamsbury was a great man at Greshamsbury; and it behoved him to maintain the greatness of his squirehood when discussing his affairs with the village doctor.

    Doctor Thorne

  • But all could ride, fence, tilt, play at cards, and carve extremely well; for to these accomplishments many years of pagehood and squirehood were given.

    The Ontario Readers: Fourth Book

  • It was then and there that the five discussed and finally determined upon the detailed plans of their organization, canvassing the names of the squirehood, and selecting from it a sufficient number of bold and daring spirits to make up a roll of twenty names in all.

    Men of Iron

  • As it chanced, several days passed before any demand was made upon him for service to the heads of the squirehood, but when that demand was made, the bachelors were very quick to see that the boy who was bold enough to speak up to Sir James Lee was not likely to be a willing fag for them.

    Men of Iron

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