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taverna (I)
taberna (ES)
tavern (GB)
Old name (also taferne) for an inn derived from the Latin "Taberna" (hut, Bude). Also known as the Taferner or Tafernwirt operator of a tavern or tafernwirtschaft held in former times the Tafernrecht. This right conferred by the landlord corresponded approximately to today's restaurant license and contained various privileges. Accordingly, the host of a tafernwirtschaft, a so-called "perfect economy", not only the public tavern or Krug law, the hostel and guest law as well as the stables (the supply and the Unterstellen of the platoon and mounts), but he was also allowed to arrange betrothed banquets, weddings, baptismal feasts and other festivities. Furthermore, the mortuary feast was held here in deaths and the estate negotiation conducted.

If no Amtshaus was present, there were also court hearings. The Taferne was, so to speak, the communal center in world affairs of the inhabitants of the village. To the Tafernrecht also belonged the brewing right, the burning right and the baking justice, thus the right to create an oven and to bake bread. A host without tafernrecht was just a so-called Zapfwirt. In the past, legal transactions were "drunk" with wine, that is, sealed in front of witnesses. See also under Leitgeben and Weinkauf, as well as under Customs in viticulture,

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