squirearchy

noun
squire·​ar·​chy | \ ˈskwī(-ə)r-ˌär-kē How to pronounce squirearchy (audio) \
variants: or less commonly squirarchy
plural squirearchies

Definition of squirearchy

: the class of landed gentry or landed proprietors

First Known Use of squirearchy

1796, in the meaning defined above

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“Squirearchy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squirearchy. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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