eright

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *irihten, *ȝerihten, from Middle English irihte, ȝerihte (right), from Old English ġerihte (right, due, justice; religious rite, office); or perhaps an alteration of aright (to make right, put to rights, treat properly), from Middle English arihten (to raise up). More at right.

Verb[edit]

eright (third-person singular simple present erights, present participle erighting, simple past and past participle erighted)

  1. (transitive) To invest with a right.
    • 1908 (original 1556), John Heywood, John Stephen Farmer, The spider and the fly:
      To possession here any fly erighting, Then, without more words by mouth or enditing.