Definitions

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  • n. A toll or tribute of a sextary of ale, paid to the lords of some manors by their tenants in exchange for permission to brew and sell ale.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A toll or tribute of a sextary of ale, paid to the lords of some manors by their tenants, for liberty to brew and sell ale.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A duty paid by tenants of some manors to the lord for liberty to brew and sell ale.

Etymologies

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Latin tolsestrum. Compare toll a tax.

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  • duty of ale due to one's lord for the privilege of brewing.

    February 11, 2008