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
alehouseby an officerof a forest, and drawing people to spend their moneyfor liquorfor fear of his displeasure.
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Scot + ale
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