Definitions

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  • n. An officer of the king's stables whose duty it was to provide oats for the horses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An officer of the king's stables whose duty it was to provide oats for the horses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In feudal law, a chief officer of the stable, whose duty it was to provide oats. Also spelled avenor.

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Examples

  • Seventh, James, member in two parliaments for the city of Chichester, and Arundel; who, in May, 1734, was constituted avener and clerk-marshal of his Majesty's horse; and was ap - pointed, with colonel Henry Berkeley, commissioners for execut - ing the office of master of the horse j also one of the grooms of the bed-chamber to Frederic, Prince of Wales.

    Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical

  • Item a Margarete leur file un lit de saperye poudre des popyngap: item a la fesaunce do chancell de Cavendyssche en caas que la person alleques eu ces executoires le votUent commencer dedeins un an procheyn avener apres la Pasdie cresuant 40li.

    Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical

  • Item a Margarete leur file un lit de saperye poudre des popyngays: item a la fesaunce du chancell de Cavendyssche en caas que la person alloques ou ces executoires le voillent commencer dedeins un an procheyn avener apres la Pasche cresuant 40li.

    Peerage of England, genealogical, biographical, and historical

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