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Definition of "eyre" [eyre]

  • A circuit court held by itinerant royal justices in medieval England. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "eyre" in a sentence
  • "“if a man slea the chancellor, treasurer, or the King†™ s justices of the one bench or the other, justices in eyre, or justices of assise, and all other justices assigned to hear and determine, being in their places, doing their offices”."
  • "Its not listed first its about three down after jane eyre kinda funky-bad karma shaman guy has cursed us!"
  • "[284] Born probably in Herefordshire, studied at Paris, fulfilled various diplomatic missions, was justice in eyre 1173, canon of St. Paul's 1176, archdeacon of Oxford, 1197."