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Multiple Meanings

Jennifer Smith, Esq.
United States:  a lawyer — typically abbreviated after the name

United Kingdom:  a title of respect for a man

Esquire is also the name of a magazine. As a common noun, esquire was the title of a Middle Ages attendant and shield bearer to a knight. The attendant was also typically a candidate for knighthood. See the linked Wikipedia article for subsequent, but still dated, British usage.
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