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n. pl. eq·uer·ries
1. A personal attendant to the British royal household.
2. An officer charged with supervision of the horses belonging to a royal or noble household.
[French écurie, stable, from Old French escurie, from escuier, squire; see squire.]
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equerry(ˈɛkwərɪ; at the British court ɪˈkwɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an officer attendant upon the British sovereign
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (formerly) an officer in a royal household responsible for the horses
[C16: alteration (through influence of Latin equus horse) of earlier escuirie, from Old French: stable, group of squires, from escuyer squire]
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eq•uer•ry(ˈɛk wə ri, ɪˈkwɛr i)
n., pl. -ries.
1. an officer of a royal or similar household, charged with the care of the horses.
2. an officer of the British royal household who attends the sovereign or other member of the royal family.
[1520–30; alter. (influenced by Latin equus horse) of earlier esquiry, escuirie < Middle French escuirie stable, squires]
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|Noun||1.||equerry - an official charged with the care of the horses of princes or nobles|
|2.||equerry - a personal attendant of the British royal family|
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