Meaning of livery in English
Definitions1. suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
EtymologyMiddle English: from Old French livree‘delivered’, feminine past participle of livrer, from Latin liberare‘liberate’ (in medieval Latin ‘hand over’). The original sense was ‘the dispensing of food, provisions, or clothing to servants’; hence livery (sense 4), also ‘allowance of provender for horses’, surviving in the phrase at livery and in livery stable. livery (sense 1) arose because medieval nobles provided matching clothes to distinguish their servants from others'
Definitions1. uniform worn by some menservants and chauffeurs
- 2. the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another
- 3. the care (feeding and stabling) of horses for pay