Inn

Definition of Inn

Pronunciation: ĭn
n.1.A place of shelter; hence, dwelling; habitation; residence; abode.
Therefore with me ye may take up your inn
For this same night.
- Spenser.
2.A house for the lodging and entertainment of travelers or wayfarers; a tavern; a public house; a hotel.
The miserable fare and miserable lodgment of a provincial inn.
- W. Irving.
3.The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person; as, Leicester Inn.
4.One of the colleges (societies or buildings) in London, for students of the law barristers; as, the Inns of Court; the Inns of Chancery; Serjeants' Inns.
Inns of chancery
(Eng.) colleges in which young students formerly began their law studies, now occupied chiefly bp attorn`ys, solocitors, etc.
Inns of court
(Eng.) the four societies of "students and practicers of the law of England" which in London exercise the exclusive right of admitting persons to practice at the bar; also, the buildings in which the law students and barristers have their chambers. They are the Inner Temple, the Middle Temple, Lincoln's Inn, and Gray's Inn.
v. i.1.To take lodging; to lodge.
[imp. & p. p. Inned (ĭnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Inning.]
v. t.1.To house; to lodge.
When he had brought them into his city
And inned them, everich at his degree.
- Chaucer.
2.To get in; to in. See In, v. t.

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