butlerage

noun

but·​ler·​age
-lərij
plural -s
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

Word History

Etymology

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 22 May. 2024.

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