Brehon

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Brehon (Irish: breitheamh - IPA brʑeçəvɤ or brʑeçuː) is a term for a historical arbitration, mediative and judicial role in Gaelic culture. Brehons were part of the system of Early Irish law, which was also simply called "Brehon law".

Several dozen families were recognised as hereditary brehon clans.

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