Fee payable for a licence to brew ale. [< OldEngl. breowan = brew + Lat. gabulum < OldEngl. *gafol = payment]

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  • Brewster — An ale wife or female brewer; a home brewer who brewed ale for a little extra money. [< OldEngl. breowan = brew + estere] Cf. Brewgabulum; estere …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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