noundialect Scottish, British
The action or process of delivering something; the unloading or discharging of a cargo; (also) the provision or allocation of a commodity, especially lodging or entertainment.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Kyng Alisaunder. From liver + -ing. Compare Middle Dutch lēveringhe action or process of delivering something, unloading or discharging of cargo (Dutch levering), Middle Low German (rare) lēveringe, German Lieferung, both in sense ‘action or process of delivering something’.
A pudding made of liver and rolled up in the form of a sausage; = "liver pudding".
Late 15th century; earliest use found in The Towneley Plays. Apparently from liver + -ing, perhaps after pudding.