Esquire

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Esquire
In the US, "esquire" is mostly used as a title for attorneys. This term originates from the United Kingdom as an informal title for acknowledging educated people, such as not only legal professionals (solicitors and barristers) but also doctors of science and philosophy and those that have successfully completed a doctorate-level course of study. In a typical legal letter, an Esq." or two usually helps differentiate the attorneys from non-attorneys.