A livery is a place that will take care of your horse, for a fee. You will mostly see this use now in historic novels — especially the kind where a cowboy rides into town and stables his horse at the livery.

The noun livery also refers to a uniform sometimes worn by male servants, like doormen, footmen, and chauffeurs. Your cousin works for a prominent and wealthy family, and he is required to wear the livery of that family when he is on duty. He isn't allowed to say where he works, but he calls his boss, "Your Highness."

Definitions of livery
  1. noun
    uniform worn by some menservants and chauffeurs
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    type of:
    clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification
  2. noun
    the care (feeding and stabling) of horses for pay
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    type of:
    aid, attention, care, tending
    the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
  3. noun
    the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another
    synonyms: delivery, legal transfer
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    the delivery of a principal into lawful custody
    the delivery of personal property in trust by the bailor to the bailee
    the surrender of an accused or convicted person by one state or country to another (usually under the provisions of a statute or treaty)
    type of:
    conveyance, conveyance of title, conveyancing, conveying
    act of transferring property title from one person to another
  4. adjective
    suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
    synonyms: bilious, liverish
    ill, sick
    affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
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