meaning of BUTLERAGE

BUTLERAGE meaning in General Dictionary

A duty of two shillings on every tun of wine brought in into The united kingdomt by vendor strangers so called because compensated toward kings butler the king

View more

  • a duty of two shillings on every tun of wine brought in into England by vendor strangers; -- so called because compensated to the king's butler for the king.

BUTLERAGE meaning in Law Dictionary

privilege formerly allowed to the king's butler, to just take a certain element of every cask of wine imported by an alien.


BUTLERAGE meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A duty of two shillings on every tun of wine brought in into The united kingdomt by business strangers; -- so-called because paid towards master's butler when it comes to king.