livery

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."

Primary Meanings of livery

1.
n
uniform worn by some menservants and chauffeurs
2.
n
the care (feeding and stabling) of horses for pay
3.
n
the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another
4.
adj
suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
Full Definitions of livery
1

n uniform worn by some menservants and chauffeurs

Type of:
uniform
clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification
2

n the care (feeding and stabling) of horses for pay

Type of:
aid, attention, care, tending
the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
3

n the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another

Synonyms:
delivery, legal transfer
Types:
surrender
the delivery of a principal into lawful custody
bailment
the delivery of personal property in trust by the bailor to the bailee
extradition
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

adj 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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