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[er-uh n-tree] /ˈɛr ən tri/
noun, plural errantries.
conduct or performance like that of a knight-errant.
Origin of errantry
First recorded in 1645-55; errant + -ry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for errantry
Historical Examples
  • Meseemeth I must leave this land and ride at errantry, for all I desired is vanished.

  • Border warfare, with its frequent change of scene and constant alarms, was a fitting introduction to errantry.

  • The day will never come, I hope, when we shall degenerate into the footpad, and lose our Night errantry.

    Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth
  • The knight errant had heard the canon's question, and he offered to give him the information if he knew anything about errantry.

    The Story of Don Quixote

    Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • And when peace was on the land, he went about on errantry, jousting in tournaments and fighting champions.

    King Arthur's Knights

    Henry Gilbert
  • Amadas finds himself financially embarrassed, and sets forth for seven years of errantry with only forty pounds in hand.

    The Grateful Dead Gordon Hall Gerould
  • But my strolling, my errantry ended here at last at the steps of this altar, as I knew.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for errantry


noun (pl) -ries
the way of life of a knight errant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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