eyre

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French erre journey, march, way, from Latin iter, itineris, a going, way, from the root of ire to go. Compare errant, itinerant, issue.

Noun[edit]

eyre (plural eyres)

  1. (UK, law, obsolete) A journey in circuit of certain itinerant judges called justices in eyre (or in itinere).

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.