Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In law, the keeping of an ale-house within a forest by an officer of the forest, and drawing people (who fear to incur his displeasure) to spend their money there.

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  • noun UK, law, obsolete The keeping of an alehouse by an officer of a forest, and drawing people to spend their money for liquor for fear of his displeasure.

Etymologies

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Scot +‎ ale

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