Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- eating a meal, especially with others
- sitting at table with a servant
- 1876, Lady Barker, The Kafir at Home, printed in The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, volume 23 (87?), page 221 :
- […] but anything would have been better than sitting at table with a thing only fit for a May-day sweep on one's head.