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See also: ale-conner



From ale +‎ con +‎ -er, from Old English cunnen (to test), from cunnian (to test).


aleconner (plural aleconners)

  1. (historical, UK) An officer appointed yearly at the leet of ancient English communities to ensure the goodness and wholesomeness of bread, ale, and beer.
  2. (historical, UK) One of the officers chosen by the liverymen of London, England for the sinecure of inspecting the measures used in public houses.



  • 1949, John Dover Wilson (compiler), Life in Shakespeare's England. A Book of Elizabethan Prose, Cambridge at the University Press. 1st ed. 1911, 2nd ed. 1913, 8th reprint. In Glossary and Notes

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “aleconner”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)