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Meaning of errand

er•rand

Pronunciation: (er'und), [key]
— n.
  1. a short and quick trip to accomplish a specific purpose, as to buy something, deliver a package, or convey a message, often for someone else.
  2. the purpose of such a trip: He finished his errands.
  3. a special mission or function entrusted to a messenger; commission.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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