squirearchical

squirearchy

[skwahyuhr-ahr-kee]
noun, plural squirearchies.
1.
the collective body of squires or landed gentry of a country.
2.
the social, economic, and political class formed by the landed gentry.
Also, squirarchy.


Origin:
1795–1805; squire + -archy

squirearchal, squirearchical, adjective
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squirearchy or squirarchy (ˈskwaɪəˌrɑːkɪ)
 
n , pl -chies
1.  government by squires
2.  squires collectively, esp as a political or social force
 
[C19: from squire + -archy, on the model of hierarchy, monarchy, etc]
 
squirarchy or squirarchy
 
n
 
[C19: from squire + -archy, on the model of hierarchy, monarchy, etc]
 
squire'archal or squirarchy
 
adj
 
squir'archal or squirarchy
 
adj
 
squire'archical or squirarchy
 
adj
 
squir'archical or squirarchy
 
adj

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