Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as squirehood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Squirehood.

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  • noun State or position of being a squire; squirehood.

Etymologies

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squire +‎ -ship

Examples

  • It is the best bit of space opera I ever wrote, and yet the Queen of England has not offered me a knighthood, or even a squireship.

    What's the Most Underrated Space Opera Novel?

  • But I had had no training, no preliminary squireship, in which I could learn how things were done by watching brave and accomplished knights do them.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • ‘God be thanked, ’ quoth she, ‘who hath done me so great a favour; but tell me now, friend, what profit hast thou reaped by this thy squireship?

    The Fourth Book. XXV. Of the Falling out of Don Quixote and the Goatherd; with the Adventure of the Disciplinants, to Which the Knight Gave End to His Cost

  • Twenty men-at-arms, too, well mounted and equipped, formed the cavalry of the party, while young Peter Terlake of Fareham, and Walter Ford of Botley, the martial sons of martial sires, came at their own cost to wait upon Sir Nigel and to share with Alleyne Edricson the duties of his squireship.

    The White Company

  • Twenty men-at-arms, too, well mounted and equipped, formed the cavalry of the party, while young Peter Terlake of Fareham, and Walter Ford of Botley, the martial sons of martial sires, came at their own cost to wait upon Sir Nigel and to share with Alleyne Edricson the duties of his squireship.

    The White Company

  • Twenty men-at-arms, too, well mounted and equipped, formed the cavalry of the party, while young Peter Terlake of Fareham, and Walter Ford of Botley, the martial sons of martial sires, came at their own cost to wait upon Sir Nigel and to share with Alleyne Edricson the duties of his squireship.

    The White Company

  • Mrs. Brownlow had ever been a great admirer of the young Squire, and did not admire him less now that he had come to his squireship.

    Ralph the Heir

  • I wanted to call upon Dr. Johnson, and it is so disagreeable to me to go to him alone, now poor Mrs. Williams is dead, on account of the quantity of men always visiting him, that I most gladly accepted, almost asked, his 'squireship.

    Dr. Johnson and Fanny Burney

  • But tell me, husband, what good have you got by your squireship?

    Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote

  • “And now, Buncle,” said the chirurgeon, “your valiant squireship knows your charge.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

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