"Squire: A fighter who has been
accepted as a student by a member of the Chivalry. The relationship varies a great deal
depending on the personalities involved and on the customs of the Kingdom. Since it
results from a purely personal arrangement, the word 'squire' is not a title or rank. Some
squires wear red belts in token of the association - a custom which is prevalent in some
Kingdoms and relatively rare in others."
- The SCA Known World Handbook.
"Esquire (noun): In medieval
times, a candidate for knighthood who served a knight as an attendant and shield bearer.
[Middle English 'esquire', from Old French 'escuier', from Late Latin 'scutarius', Shield
Bearer, from Latin 'scutum', shield."
- American Heriatge Dictionary.
1. (in the feudal system) a person granted the use of land, in return for rendering homage, fealty, and usually military service or its equivalent to a lord or other superior; feudal tenant.
2. a person holding some similar relation to a superior; a subject, subordinate, follower, or retainer.
3. a servant or slave.
- American Heritage Dictionary
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