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Designation for the customary in the Middle Ages custom to confirm by Trunk or Schmaus a purchase or exchange business. The Middle High German term "Winkouf" is 1218 documentary vouchers. It is essential that witnesses join in free of charge. The background was that the witnesses remembered the closed business and should be able to testify in case of later disputes and disputes. This was especially common in the land purchase and cattle trade, but also in shops of all kinds. In rural areas, the purchase of wine is still common today, such. B. in cattle trading in Swabia. In Bavaria and Austria there was the synonymous "Leikauf" or "Leitkauf". See also below Leitgeben and Customs in viticulture,

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