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TAVERN Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

A place of entertainment; a house kept up for the accommodation of strangers. Originally, a house for the retailing of liquors to be drunk on the spot Web- ster. The word “tavern,” in a charter provision authorizing municipal authorities to “license and regulate taverns,” includes hotels. “Tavern,” “hotel,” and “public house” are. in this country, used synonymously; and while they entertain the traveling public, and keep guests, and receive compensation therefor, they do not lose their character, though they may not have the privilege of selling liquors. St. Louis v. Siegrist. 40 Mo. 595. And see State v. Ileise, 7 Rich. Law (S. C.) 520; Bonner v. Welborn, 7 Ga. 300; Rafi’erty v. Insurance Co., 18 N. J. Law, 481. 38 Am. Dec. 525; In re Brewster, 39 Misc. Rep. 089. SO N. Y. Supp. 000; Braswell v. Comm., 5 Bush (Kv.) 544: Kelly v. New York, 54 IIow. Prac. (N. Y.) 331.


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