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equerry

  
  (at the British court)  
      n   pl   , -ries  
1    an officer attendant upon the British sovereign  
2    (formerly) an officer in a royal household responsible for the horses  
     (C16: alteration (through influence of Latin equus horse) of earlier escuirie, from Old French: stable, group of squires, from escuyer squire)  
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