from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Formerly, in France, a duty paid to the lord of a district for permission to sell wine or liquors within his seigniory.


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  • The dues of de guet et de garde (watch and guard), claimed by him for military protection; of afforage, are exacted of those who sell beer, wine and other beverages, whole-sale or retail.

    The Ancient Regime


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