Achatour
Achatour A*cha*tour", n. [See {Cater}.] Purveyor; acater. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • achatour — …   Useful english dictionary

  • cater — (v.) c.1600, from M.E. catour (n.) buyer of provisions (c.1400), aphetic for Anglo Fr. achatour (O.N.Fr. acatour, O.Fr. achatour, 13c., Fr. acheteur), from O.Fr. achater to buy, originally to buy provisions, perhaps from V.L. *accaptare, from L.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Purveyor — A royal official who arranged the king s accommodation during his itineraries. Traders were required to allow the king s purveyors first choice of all the goods on sale. Although payments were prescribed, a fair rate was rarely paid for supplies …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Cator — This interesting name is of early Medieval English origin, and is an occupational surname for a buyer of provisions for a large household. The name derives from the Old French acateor , Anglo Norman French acatour , meaning buyer , ultimately… …   Surnames reference

  • Chaters — This interesting name is of early Medieval English origin, and is an occupational surname for a buyer of provisions for a large household. The name derives from the Old French acateor , Anglo Norman French acatour , meaning buyer , ultimately… …   Surnames reference

  • Chaytor — This interesting name is of early Medieval English origin, and is an occupational surname for a buyer of provisions for a large household. The name derives from the Old French acateor , Anglo Norman French acatour , meaning buyer , ultimately… …   Surnames reference

  • Chater — This interesting surname of English origin is an occupational name for the buyer of provisions for a large household. It is derived from the Anglo Norman French acatour meaning a buyer for a house . The name dates back to the early 13th Century,… …   Surnames reference

  • cater — [kāt′ər] vi. [< obs. cater, buyer < ME catour, aphetic for achatour < OFr < achater, to buy, provide < VL * accaptare < L ad , to + captare, to strive, intens. of capere, to take hold: see HAVE] 1. to provide food; serve as a… …   English World dictionary

  • achatry — † achatry Obs. [A variant of acatery.] The office or room of the Achatour. a 1377 Househ. Ord. Ed. III (1790) 4 …   Useful english dictionary

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