noun bre·hon \ˈbrēˌhän, biˈrehu̇v\

Definition of brehon



  1. :  one of a class of lawyers in ancient Ireland with power to serve as jurist and referee but without power to enforce decisions

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Origin and Etymology of brehon

Irish Gaelic breitheamh judge, from Old Irish brithem, from breth act of bearing, judgment; akin to Old Irish biru I bear, Old English beran to bear — more at bear

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