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estray

[ ih-strey ]
/ ɪˈstreɪ /
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noun
a person or animal that has strayed.
Law. a domestic animal, as a horse or a sheep, found wandering or without an owner.
verb (used without object)
Archaic. to stray.
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Origin of estray

1250–1300; Middle English astrai<Anglo-French estray, derivative of Old French estraier to stray
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British Dictionary definitions for estray

estray
/ (ɪˈstreɪ) /

noun
law a stray domestic animal of unknown ownership

Word Origin for estray

C16: from Anglo-French, from Old French estraier to stray
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