but·​ler·​age | \ -lərij \
plural -s

Definition of butlerage

1 : a former duty on wine imported into England payable to the king's butler — compare prisage
2 : the part of a household's management under a butler's charge

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History and Etymology for butlerage

Middle English botelerage, from boteler, buteler + -age

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“Butlerage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butlerage. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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