Also found in: Idioms.
|A tip or gratuity to servants, professedly to buy gloves with.|
|(Eng. Law.)||A reward given to officers of courts; also, a fee given by the sheriff of a county to the clerk of assize and judge's officers, when there are no offenders to be executed.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.