squirearchy(redirected from squirarchies)
squire·ar·chyor squir·ar·chy (skwīr′är′kē)
n. pl. squire·ar·chies or squir·ar·chies
The landed gentry considered as a group or class.
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
or squir•ar•chy(ˈskwaɪər ɑr ki)
n., pl. -chies.
the class of squires or landed gentry of a country.
In Britain. the squires or landed gentry as a class.See also: Society
the squires or landed gentry as a class.See also: England