Squirarchy


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squire·ar·chy

or squir·ar·chy (skwīr′är′kē)
n. pl. squire·ar·chies or squir·ar·chies
The landed gentry considered as a group or class.

Squiry, Squirary, Squirarchy

 a company of squires.
Examples: new tally of squiry, 1327; a scant of squirary, 1475.
References in classic literature ?
Everybody was talking about the powerful speech against squirarchy which he had just delivered; even in the Fisher circle everybody talked about it except Horne Fisher himself who sat in a corner, lowering over the fire.
The upper bourgeoisie and squirarchy were especially affected by the development of "Affective Individualism" which radically changed the nuclear family.
Bastard kinship" was a factor in the nation's political struggles, but the squirarchy had intermarried to such an extent by the late 1500s that distant blood ties became meaningless.