Cosh'er·ing noun (Old Law)
A feudal prerogative of the lord of the soil entitling him to lodging and food at his tenant's house. Burrill.
« Sometimes he contrived, in deflance of the law, to live by coshering
, that is to say, by quartering himself on the old tentants of his ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/C/167
• (n.) A feudal prerogative of the lord of the soil entitling him to lodging and food at his tenant`s house.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/coshering/
Coshering or coshery was an old feudal custom in Ireland by which the lord of the soil had the right to lodge and feast himself at a tenant's house. This tribute or exaction was at length commuted for a quit-rent.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/JC.HTM
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