squirearchy

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squire +‎ -archy

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squirearchy ‎(plural squirearchies)

  1. the land-owning gentry
    • 1922, Sinclair Lewis, “3”, in Babbitt:
      Now, as one of the squirearchy, greeted with honorable salutations by the villagers, he marched into his office, and peace and dignity were upon him, and the morning's dissonances all unheard.
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