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Meaning of tied house

tied' house'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Brit. Brit.
  1. a public house or tavern owned by or under contract to a brewery whose brands of beer, ale, etc., it sells exclusively.
  2. Also calleda house owned by an employer and rented to an employee.
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