Scotal
Scotal Scot"al, Scotale Scot"ale, n. [Scot + ale.] (O. Eng. Law) The keeping of an alehouse by an officer of a forest, and drawing people to spend their money for liquor, for fear of his displeasure. [1913 Webster]

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  • scotal — /skoteyl/ In old English law, an extortionate practice by officers of the forest who kept alehouses, and compelled the people to drink at their houses for fear of their displeasure. Prohibited by the Charter of the Forest, c. 7. See charta… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Scotale — Scotal Scot al, Scotale Scot ale, n. [Scot + ale.] (O. Eng. Law) The keeping of an alehouse by an officer of a forest, and drawing people to spend their money for liquor, for fear of his displeasure. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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