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squiredom

[skwahyuh r-duh m]
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noun
  1. the squirearchy.
  2. the position or status of a squire.

Origin of squiredom

First recorded in 1640–50; squire + -dom
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Examples from the Web for squiredom

Historical Examples

  • Mr. Fortescue, a tall, powerfully-built specimen of English squiredom, shrugged his shoulders unseen by his wife.

    Dorothy's Double

    G. A. Henty

  • The Squiredom of Ireland was the favourite profession of busy idleness, worthless activity, and festive folly.

  • It appealed also to that sense of common human life, which is the fine flower of squiredom.

    The Honour of the Clintons

    Archibald Marshall


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