Er·rand n. A special business intrusted to a messenger; something to be told or done by one sent somewhere for the purpose; often, a verbal message; a commission; as, the servant was sent on an errand; to do an errand. Also, one's purpose in going anywhere.
I have a secret errand to thee, O king. --Judg. iii. 19.
I will not eat till I have told mine errand. --Gen. xxiv. 33.
n : a short trip that is taken in the performance of a necessary
task or mission