noun \ˈtu̇(ə)rn\

Definition of tourn



  1. 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. 2 :  the court presided over by the sheriff

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Origin and Etymology of tourn

Anglo-French, from Old French torn circuit — more at tour

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a trip made at another's expense

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