Esq. is used after men's names as a written abbreviation for esquire.

...Harold T. Cranford Esq.

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  • Esq — UK US noun [after noun] FORMAL ► UK ABBREVIATION for Esquire: a title added after a man s name on envelopes and official documents. If Esq is used, Mr is not used before the name: »The property belongs to Arthur Jones, Esq. ► US ABBREVIATION for… …   Financial and business terms

  • Esq. — esq. esq. abbresquire Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. Esq. An abbreviation for esquire, which is a title u …   Law dictionary

  • Esq. — Esq. = Esquire. * * * Esq.,   Abkürzung für Esquire.   * * * Esq. = Esquire …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Esq. — Esq. This abbreviation is a 16c shortening, as a written form of address, of esquire, which originally denoted ‘a young aspirant to knighthood who attended and served a knight’, and was later extended to refer to other classes of men including… …   Modern English usage

  • Esq — or Esqr abbrev. Esquire * * * (especially in Britain) the short form of the word ‘Esquire’, sometimes still written after a man’s name on an envelope instead of ‘Mr’ before it, e.g. ‘Charles Lewis, Esq’. This used to be the polite way to address… …   Universalium

  • Esq. — Esq. Esq. noun abbreviation for Esquire, written after a man s name, especially on the address of an official letter or after the name of a lawyer in the US …   Financial and business terms

  • Esq. — Esq. 1.) especially BrE esquire a title that is sometimes written after a man s name in the address on an official letter instead of using ↑Mr before the name 2.) AmE a title of respect that is sometimes put after a lawyer s name ▪ Franklin… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Esq. — Esq., Abkürzung für Esquire (s.d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Esq. — Esq. oder Esqr. (engl.) = Esquire (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Esq. — Esq. 〈Abk. für〉 Esquire …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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