eyre

noun
\ ˈer How to pronounce eyre (audio) \

Definition of eyre

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

First Known Use of eyre

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eyre

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

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