butlerage definition

  • noun:
    • A duty previously compensated to your king's butler on every tun of wine imported into The united kingdomt by foreign merchants.
    • A duty of two shillings on every tun of wine imported into The united kingdomt by merchant strangers; -- so named because compensated into the king's butler for king.
    • In old English legislation, a duty of two shillings on every tun of wine brought in into England by foreign people or vendor strangers: so called because initially compensated toward master's butler the king.
    • work of butler; butlership.
    • The butler's division in a family group.

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