from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete Purveyor; acater.
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- noun obsolete A
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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."