brehon

noun
bre·hon | \ ˈbrēˌhän , biˈrehu̇v \
plural -s

Definition of brehon 

: 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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History and Etymology for 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

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