assize of bread and ale


assize of bread and ale
assize of bread and ale, or beer
The name of a statute passed in the fifty-first year of Henry III, containing regulations for the sale of bread and ale; sometimes called the "statute of bread and ale."

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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