ale-conner


ale-conner
  n. official formerly charged with supervision of selling and testing ale and beer.

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  • ale-conner — aleˈ conner noun (historical) A civic officer appointed to test the quality of the ale brewed • • • Main Entry: ↑ale …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ale-conner — An inspector of ale; every village or place with an *ale house would have had one. [conner = an inspector or examiner < OldEngl. cunnan = to know] Cf. Assize …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • ale conner — An ale taster, an officer whose duty it was to see to the quality of the ale used within the leet …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ale|con|ner — «AYL KON uhr», noun. 1. an inspector of measures in English public houses (pubs). 2. Historical. an official who tasted ale and beer to determine their quality or purity. ╂[Middle English ale ale + conner, Old English cunnere examiner] …   Useful english dictionary

  • conner — See ale conner …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • conner — I. ˈkənə(r), ˈkän noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cunnere examiner, tempter, from cunnian to examine; akin to Old English cunnan to be able more at can arch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beer in England — Traditional beer pump English beer has a long history and traditions that are distinct from most other beer brewing countries. Beer was the first alcoholic drink to be produced in England, and has been brewed continuously since prehistoric… …   Wikipedia

  • Bière britannique — La bière britannique a une tradition fort ancienne et présente un vaste échantillon de types authentiques issus de la fermentation haute. C est à partir du XVIIIe siècle qu elle devait connaître ses heures de gloire avec des bières amères,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Connor — masc. proper name, little used in U.S. before 1980; in the top 100 names given to boys from 1992; apparently an alteration and appropriation of the surname Conner (13c.), representing O.E. cunnere examiner, inspector (e.g. ale conner (see CON (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • aleconner — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: ale + conner : an English town official formerly charged with tasting and testing ale and beer and still a titular official in some communities …   Useful english dictionary