Equerry meaning

ĕkwə-rē
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A personal attendant to the British royal household.
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An officer charged with supervision of the horses belonging to a royal or noble household.
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(historical) An officer in charge of the horses of a royal or noble household.
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An officer who is a personal attendant on some member of a royal family.
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An officer responsible for the care and supervision of the horses of a person of rank.
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(UK) A personal attendant to a head of state, a member of a royal family, or a national representative.
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Origin of equerry

  • French écurie stable from Old French escurie from escuier squire squire

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From an alteration of earlier esquiry (through the influence of the unrelated Latin equus), from Middle French escuirie, escuerie, derivative of escuyer (“squire”), or alternatively from Medieval Latin scuria (“stable”), from Old High German scura (“barn”). Compare esquire.

    From Wiktionary