from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.


Scot +‎ ale (Wiktionary)


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