Definitions for eyreɛər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a circuit made by an itinerant judge in medieval England.
a county court held by such a justice.
Origin of eyre:
1250–1300; ME eyre < AF; OF erre, der. of errer to journey; see err
Lake, a shallow salt lake in NE South Australia. 3430 sq. mi. (8885 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
Eyre, Lake Eyre(noun)
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
a journey in circuit of certain judges called justices in eyre (or in itinere)
An Eyre or Iter was the name of a circuit traveled by an itinerant justice in medieval England, or the circuit court he presided over, or the right of the king to visit and inspect the holdings of any vassal. The eyre involved visits and inspections at irregular intervals of the houses of all vassals in the kingdom. The eyre of 1194, was intitiated under Hubert Walter's justiciarship to restore royal justice following the anarchy of Prince John's rebellion. Within two months, justices on eyre had visited every shire in England. The Articles of Eyre appointed local knights as coroners to record crown pleas to be presented to the justices. The motivation for this administrative reform was the need to raise money for King Richard I's reconquest of Normandy. The coroners were also required to account for the wealth forfeited by the rebels and list the financial resources of each shire. The 1233 Eyre of Cornwall, provoked terror in the populace causing most of the population to flee into the woods.
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