Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the ancient hereditary judges of Ireland, similar to those of Scotland during its Celtic period.
- n. Ireland, historical A judge or lawgiver in ancient Celtic Ireland.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An ancient Irish or Scotch judge.
“Sechnall, his bishop; Mochta, his priest; Bishop Ere, his brehon; Bishop”
“There was the druid who explained religion, the brehon who dispensed justice, the brughaid or public hospitaller, the bard who sang the praises of his chief or urged his kinsman to battle; and each was an official and had his appointed allotment of land.”
“His mother was sister of Dubhtach, the chief bard and brehon of Erin, the first of Patrick's converts at”
“We have 3,000-4,000 years of culture in this country (Newgrange is older than the great pyramid of giza) - we have a constitutional sytem based on the the liberating brehon laws and common law.”
“Greg and Ginsey at it like bonobo pygmy chimps with a couple of dwarfs purchased in Walmart - discount for poets - no, no make that a brehon to go, de-capped lower case no need for titular bullshit.”
“In the same manner (says Blackstone,) by the Irish brehon law, in case of murder, the brehon or judge, compounded between the murderer and the friends of the deceased, who prosecuted him, by causing the malefactor to give unto them, or to the child or wife of him that was slain, a recompense, which they called _eriach_.”
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