tourn

noun
\ ˈtu̇(ə)rn \
plural -s

Definition of tourn

1 : the circuit or turn of an English sheriff to hold a court of record twice a year within a month after Easter and Michaelmas in every hundred in his county but abolished by the Sheriff's Act of 1887
2 : the court presided over by the sheriff

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History and Etymology for tourn

Anglo-French, from Old French torn circuit

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“Tourn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tourn. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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