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English definition of “Esq.”

Esq.

noun [after noun]
mainly UK formal written 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 .Names and titles US written abbreviation usually used only after the full name of a man or woman who is a lawyer : Address it to my lawyer , Steven A. Neil, Esq./Gloria Neil, Esq.Names and titles
(Definition of Esq. noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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