ward-corn

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

ward + French corne horn, Latin cornu.

NounEdit

ward-corn (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, law, obsolete) The duty of keeping watch and ward, with a horn to be blown upon any occasion of surprise.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ward-corn in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)