Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

Etymologies

Corrupted from sojourn, Scots soirne, sorn. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.