Esquire Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Esquire.

Esquire (noun): A title used to address or refer to attorneys, abbreviated as "Esq." In the past, specifically in England, the term "Esquire" meant a rank above a "gentleman" and below a "knight," and over time has become associated with barristers, sheriffs, and judges. Today, mostly in the United States, it's commonly used as a professional title for a lawyer.