Eyre (?), n. [OF. erre journey, march, way, fr. L. iter, itineris, a going, way, fr. the root of ire to go. Cf. Errant, Itinerant, Issue.] O. Eng.Law

A journey in circuit of certain judges called justices in eyre (or in itinere).

⇒ They were itinerant judges, who rode the circuit, holding courts in the different counties.


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