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- n. A kind of servile tenure in Ireland which required the tenant to maintain his chieftain gratuitously whenever he wished to indulge in a revel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Formerly, in Ireland, a kind of servile tenure which subjected the tenant to maintain his chieftain gratuitously whenever he wished to indulge in a revel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Ireland, a tax formerly imposed upon tenants for the maintenance of their lord or his men: a custom which required a tenant to maintain his chieftain gratuitously. See the second quotation.
Corrupted from sojourn, Scots soirne, sorn. (Wiktionary)