Sorehon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sorehon 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sorehon 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sorehon sōr′hon an ancient Irish exaction of a lord from a freeholder or tenant.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Corrupted from sojourn, Scot. soirne, sorn,