Meaning of alnager in English:

alnager

Pronunciation /ˈɔːlnɪdʒə/

noun

(also aulnager)
historical
  • An officer appointed to examine woollen cloth and certify its quality.

    The position of alnager was formally abolished under English law in 1699. The title of "Great Alnager of Ireland" continued in use as a courtesy title of the Baron de Blaquiere until the death of the 6th Baron in 1920.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in Statutes Prohemium Iohannis Rastell. From alnage + -er.