American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A circuit court held by itinerant royal justices in medieval England.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A journey or circuit.
- n. A court of itinerant justices.
- n. A Middle English spelling of air.
- An obsolete variant of aery.
- n. An obsolete form of heir.
- n. UK, law, obsolete A journey in circuit of certain itinerant judges called justices in eyre (or in itinere).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (O. Eng. Law) A journey in circuit of certain judges called
justices in eyre(or in itinere).
- n. a shallow salt lake in south central Australia about 35 feet below sea level; the largest lake in the country and the lowest point on the continent
- Old French erre journey, march, way, from Latin iter, itineris, a going, way, from the root of ire to go. Compare errant, itinerant, issue. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Anglo-Norman eire, from Latin iter, journey; see ei- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
““if a man slea the chancellor, treasurer, or the Kingâ€ ™ 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”.”
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“ 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.”
“Lyttleton, who had distinguished himself by the severity of his attacks upon the administration at the opening of this session, and who had been connected with Chatham and Temple, was called to the privy-council, and appointed to the sinecure office of chief-justice in eyre beyond”
“As already said, the next eyre (i.e. Circuit of judges for trials in the various counties), and a very general eyre it was, took place in the winter of 1218-9.”
“There was a personal reason why the bishop was unpopular among the citizens, for "he procured that the justices in eyre should sit in London; on which occasion, because the citizens had committed various offences, they were heavily punished by the loss of their liberties, by pecuniary mulcts, and by bodily chastisment, as they deserved.”
“ The shire-mote became known as the county court, but cases coming before it were tried by the king's _justices in eyre_, or circuit judges, who went about from county to county to preside over the judicial work.”
“Also in this yere upon seynt Lukes day there blew a gret wynd out of the north, whiche caste doune manye houses, steples and torrettes of chirches, and turned up so downe trees in wodes and in orchardes, at whiche tyme fyry dragons and wykkes spirytes grete noumbre were seyn openly fleyng in the eyre.”
“And in this yere Edwarde the kynges sone was wounded of a Saresyn at Acres, whiche broughte hym lettres fro the Sowdone, the whiche Sowdone menynge tresone hadde sent the same Sarasyn with the lettres unto the said kynges sone Edward, whiche for hete of the contrey eyre satt on a bedde in his doublet, and opened them.”
“Lord Sandwich emerges so far as to be chief justice in eyre.”
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