from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The manufacture or sale of liquors or drugs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Literally, the manufacture and sale of spirituous liquors; hence, specifically, in British India, the government excise upon such liquors; the licensing of dealers in strong drink.


From Persian آبکاری (ābkārī), from آبکار (ābkār). (Wiktionary)


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