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
squirewho is also the local rector.
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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.
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.
He held the sacrosanct position of a squarson, being at once Squire and Parson of the parish of Little Wentley.
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.
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