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also vict·ual·ler  (vĭt′l-ər)
1. A supplier of victuals; a sutler.
2. Chiefly British An innkeeper.
3. Nautical A supply ship.


1. a provider of food or provisions
2. Brit an innkeeper


(ˈvɪt l ər)

1. a person who furnishes victuals.
2. a supply ship.
3. Brit. an innkeeper.
Also, esp. Brit.,vict′ual•ler.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.victualer - an innkeeper (especially British)victualer - an innkeeper (especially British)  
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
innkeeper, boniface, host - the owner or manager of an inn
2.victualer - a supplier of victuals or supplies to an army
provider, supplier - someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
References in periodicals archive ?
Around the same time, Massachusetts legislators, apparently inspired by a union report, proposed to limit victualer's licenses--that is, licenses to sell food (221)--to citizens.
Similarly, Massachusetts legislators considered limiting victualer's licenses to citizens, but the proposal failed.
OF escope, essope, choppe, AF shope & ML shopa, sopa, scupa, choppa] 'a room or building used as a place of business by a victualer, craftsman, etc.'; sope~seller 1475 MED, nop.
In February of T776, David Franks secured a contract with the Continental Congress to be the prime victualer to British prisoners of war.
Several vendor common victualer licenses were approved for the Sterling Fair.
In an instructive case, McDonald's, the fast-food hamburger company, was denied a victualer's (restaurateur's) license for a proposed restaurant in a shopping center, in part because of inadequate parking and in part because of concerns about increased traffic endangering students in a nearby high school.
The city solicitor opened by relying on a provision of the victualer's license ordinance that allowed revocation based on "reveling or riotous conduct or drunkenness and excess therein." (13) The Portland police officer assigned to the daytime Free Street beat testified that he often saw drunken soldiers, other citizens, and "bums" there, especially on Sundays.
Agnes Ward late servant to Robert Holden Taylor and Victualer dwelling at the Spittle gate in Bishopsgate street neare the barres being examined saieth that
The locus of this exchange is the Master Victualer's shop, its nexus the cash box.
The three-member board, for example, approved common victualer, or food only, licenses that will allow two new restaurants to open up.
To have a restaurant pouring license, a business also has to have a common victualer license, which is the manager's responsibility.
Common victualer licenses, Class II auto license renewals, and an automatic music license were also approved before the board took on the third reading of the town's criminal offender record information policy.