justice in eyre
- See under eyre(def 1).
Origin of justice in eyre
First recorded in 1480–90
- a circuit made by an itinerant judge (justice in eyre) in medieval England.
- a county court held by a justice in eyre.
Origin of eyre
1250–1300; Middle English eyre < Anglo-French; Old French erre, derivative of errer to journey; see err
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- any of the circuit courts held in each shire from 1176 until the late 13th century
- justices in eyre the justices travelling on circuit and presiding over such courts
Word Origin for eyre
C13: from Old French erre journey, from errer to travel, from Latin errāre to wander
- Lake Eyre a shallow salt lake or salt flat in NE central South Australia, about 11 m (35 ft) below sea level, divided into two areas (North and South); it usually contains little or no water. Maximum area: 9600 sq km (3700 sq miles)
Word Origin for Eyre
C19: named after Edward John Eyre (1815–1901), British explorer and colonial administrator
- Edward John. 1815–1901, British explorer and colonial administrator. He was governor of Jamaica (1864–66) until his authorization of 400 executions to suppress an uprising led to his recall
- Sir Richard. born 1943, British theatre director: director of the Royal National Theatre (1988–97)
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