Scotale

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scotale (O. Eng. Law) The keeping of an alehouse by an officer of a forest, and drawing people to spend their money for liquor, for fear of his displeasure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scotale In law, the keeping of an ale-house within a forest by an officer of the forest, and drawing people (who fear to incur his displeasure) to spend their money there.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Scot, + ale,