Ale"con`ner (#), n. [/Ale + con, OE. cunnen to test, AS. cunnian to test. See Con.]

Orig., an officer appointed to look to the goodness of ale and beer; also, one of the officers chosen by the liverymen of London to inspect the measures used in public houses. But the office is a sinecure. [Also called aletaster.]

[Eng.]

 

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