What is PANIER,?

in the parlance of the English bar societies, is an attendant or domestic who waits at table and gives bread, (pani*.) wine, and other necessary things to those who are dining. The phrase was in familiar use among the knights templar, and from them lias been handed down to the learned societies of the inner and middle temples, who at the present day occupy the halls and buildings once belonging to that distinguished order, and who have retained a few of their customs and phrases. Brown. PANIS 870 PARAGE

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