: a circuit traveled by an itinerant justice in medieval England or the court he presided over

Word History


Middle English eire, from Anglo-French, journey, eyre, from errer to travel — more at errant

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eyre was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Eyre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyre. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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