Knaveship Knave"ship, n. A small due, in meal, established by usage, which is paid to the under miller. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

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  • knaveship — noun The condition of being a knave (used mockingly) …   Wiktionary

  • knaveship — knave·ship …   English syllables

  • knaveship — ˈnāvˌship noun 1. : the condition of being a knave : the personality of a knave 2. Scots law : a small customary due formerly paid in meal to the miller s servant at a thirlage mill in return for grinding a quantity of grain …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thirlage — was the term used for the law in regard of the milling of grain for personal or other uses. Vassals in a feudal barony were thirled to their local mill owned by the feudal superior. People so thirled were called suckeners and had no choice but to …   Wikipedia

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