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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A strong ale of good quality brewed especially for a church festival, and broached only on the day of the feast in question.
  • noun A convivial meeting on the occasion of a church festival, at which the ale specially brewed was served.
  • noun A custom of collecting contributions of malt from the parishioners, with which a quantity of ale was brewed, and sold for the payment of church expenses: used in this later sense about or soon after the time of Magna Charta.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A church or parish festival (as in commemoration of the dedication of a church), at which much ale was used.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A church or parish festival (as in commemoration of the dedication of a church), at which much ale was used.

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