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   The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition.  2000.
 
errand
 
SYLLABICATION:errand
PRONUNCIATION:  rnd
NOUN:1a. A short trip taken to perform a specified task, usually for another. b. The purpose or object of such a trip: Your errand was to mail the letter. 2. Archaic a. A mission; an embassy. b. An oral message that has been entrusted to one.
ETYMOLOGY:Middle English erand, from Old English rend.
 
 
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