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Definition of Esq. abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1used as a title after the name of a male or female lawyer
  2. 2(old-fashioned) Esquire(a polite title written after a man's name, especially on an official letter addressed to him. If Esq. is used, Mr. is not then used) Edward Smith, Esq.
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