- the collective body of squires or landed gentry of a country.
- the social, economic, and political class formed by the landed gentry.
Origin of squirearchy
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Anything that hurt the ruck, made them more work or injured them in any way, was sport for the squirarchy.The Buttoned Sky
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- government by squires
- squires collectively, esp as a political or social force
Word Origin for squirearchy
C19: from squire + -archy, on the model of hierarchy, monarchy, etc
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