the privilege allowed the king's butler to take a certain quantity of every cask of wine imported by an alien.
- Compare prisage.
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How to use butlerage in a sentence
There is also another antient hereditary duty belonging to the crown, called the prisage or butlerage of wines.Commentaries on the Laws of England | William Blackstone
butlerage ceased to be levied in 1809, by the Customs Consolidation Act of that year.