squire·​ar·​chy ˈskwī(-ə)r-ˌär-kē How to pronounce squirearchy (audio)
variants or less commonly squirarchy
plural squirearchies
: the class of landed gentry or landed proprietors

Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of squirearchy was in 1796

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Cite this Entry

“Squirearchy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squirearchy. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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