squirearchy

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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.

squirearchy

(ˈskwaɪəˌrɑːkɪ) or

squirarchy

n, pl -chies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government by squires
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) squires collectively, esp as a political or social force
[C19: from squire + -archy, on the model of hierarchy, monarchy, etc]
squireˈarchal, squirˈarchal, squireˈarchical, squirˈarchical adj

squire•ar•chy

or squir•ar•chy

(ˈskwaɪər ɑr ki)

n., pl. -chies.
the class of squires or landed gentry of a country.
[1795–1805]

squirearchy

In Britain. the squires or landed gentry as a class.
See also: Society
the squires or landed gentry as a class.
See also: England
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squirearchy - the gentry who own land (considered as a class)
gentry, aristocracy - the most powerful members of a society
Translations

squirearchy

[ˈskwaɪərɑːkɪ] Naristocracia f rural, terratenientes mpl

squirearchy

nGutsbesitzer pl, → ˜ Landjunkertum nt (Hist)