noun, plural squirearchies.
the collective body of squires or landed gentry of a country.
the social, economic, and political class formed by the landed gentry.
noun (pl) -chies
government by squires
squires collectively, esp as a political or social force
noun 1. (in England) a country gentleman, especially the chief landed proprietor in a district. 2. (in the Middle Ages) a young man of noble birth who as an aspirant to knighthood served a knight. 3. a personal attendant, as of a person of rank. 4. a man who accompanies or escorts a woman. 5. […]
noun 1. the squirearchy. 2. the position or status of a squire.
noun, Chiefly Irish English. 1. the landowner of a small estate; a squire of a small domain. noun 1. (rare) a petty squire
noun 1. a landowner of a small estate. 2. a petty squire.