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- n. A caterer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Purveyor; acater.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as acater.
The official or servile class includes the manciple, or buyer for a fraternity of templars, otherwise called an achatour, whence Cator, Chater a, the Reeve, an estate steward, so crafty that — "Ther nas baillif, ne herde, nor oother hyne, That he ne knew his sleighte and his covyne" and finally the Cook, or Coke — "To boylle the chicknes and the marybones."