butlerage

noun but·ler·age \-lərij\

Definition of butlerage

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a former duty on wine imported into England payable to the king's butler — compare prisage

  2. 2 :  the part of a household's management under a butler's charge

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Origin and Etymology of butlerage

Middle English botelerage, from boteler, buteler + -age


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