Church-ale
Church-ale Church"-ale`, n. A church or parish festival (as in commemoration of the dedication of a church), at which much ale was used. --Wright. Nares. [1913 Webster]

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  • church-ale — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English chirche ale, from chirche church + ale (festival) : a festival formerly held in English country parishes at which ale was sold to raise money for church expenses and relief of the poor …   Useful english dictionary

  • ale — (n.) O.E. ealu ale, beer, from P.Gmc. *aluth (Cf. O.S. alo, O.N. öl), perhaps from PIE root meaning bitter (Cf. L. alumen alum ), or from PIE *alu t ale, from root *alu , which has connotations of sorcery, magic, possession, intoxication. The… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Parish ale — The Parish ale was a festival in an English parish at which ale made and donated for the event was the chief drink. The word ale was generally used as part of a compound term. Thus there was the leet ale (held on leet , the manorial court day);… …   Wikipedia

  • whitsun ale — noun Usage: usually capitalized W : a church ale formerly held at Whitsuntide * * * Whitsun ale noun A festival formerly held at Whitsuntide • • • Main Entry: ↑Whitsun …   Useful english dictionary

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