errantry

noun

er·​rant·​ry ˈer-ən-trē How to pronounce errantry (audio)
ˈe-rən-
plural errantries
: the quality, condition, or fact of wandering
especially : a roving in search of chivalrous adventure

Examples of errantry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The prologue gives us Don Quixote in his old-fashioned study/bedroom dreaming of knight errantry. Jeffrey Gantz, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1620, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of errantry was in 1620

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“Errantry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/errantry. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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