from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is at the same time a landed proprietor and a beneficed clergyman.

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  • noun A squire who is also the local rector.


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Blend of squire and parson


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  • Living the life of the rapidly disappearing English "squarson," and full of cultivated interests, especially in humanizing the local village mind, and investigating and recording the good things of old-time, his many-sided activities were shown in every direction and his literary facility made his work known far and wide.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"

  • Kingsley, what Sydney Smith called a "squarson," or compound of squire and parson.

    Studies in Early Victorian Literature

  • He was still young enough to leave behind him Parson Frank and the 'squarson' habits of Hillside in which he had grown up; and the higher and more spiritual side of his nature had been fostered by the impressions of the last year.

    Chantry House

  • He held the sacrosanct position of a squarson, being at once Squire and Parson of the parish of Little Wentley.

    The Mark Of Cain

  • It was a family living, always held conjointly with a tolerably good estate, enough to qualify the owner for the dangerous position of 'squarson,' as no doubt many a clerical Underwood had been ever since their branch had grown out from the stem of the elder line, which had now disappeared.

    The Pillars of the House, V1


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