Butlerage
Butlerage But"ler*age, n. (O. Eng. Law) A duty of two shillings on every tun of wine imported into England by merchant strangers; -- so called because paid to the king's butler for the king. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • Butlerage — A butlerage was a duty of two shillings on every ton of wine imported into England by merchant strangers; so called because it was paid to the king s butler for the king.References# Webster s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) #1728 …   Wikipedia

  • butlerage — /but leuhr ij/, n. Old Eng. Law. the privilege allowed the king s butler to take a certain quantity of every cask of wine imported by an alien. Cf. prisage. [1485 95; BUTLER + AGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • butlerage — but·ler·age …   English syllables

  • butlerage — lərij noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English botelerage, from boteler, buteler + age 1. : a former duty on wine imported into England payable to the king s butler compare prisage 2. : the part of a household s management under a butler s charge …   Useful english dictionary

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  • prisage — /pruy zij/, n. Old Eng. Law. the right of the king to take a certain quantity of every cargo of wine imported. Cf. butlerage. [1495 1505; PRISE + AGE; cf. ML prisagium] * * * …   Universalium

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