Meaning of “Esq.” in the English Dictionary

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"Esq." in British English

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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.

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.

(Definition of “Esq.” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Esq" in Business English

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Esqnoun [ after noun ]

uk us 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 Esquire: a title 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.

(Definition of “Esq” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)