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A payment made by some Colleges of a small sum (latterly 3 shillings at St John’s) for every night a Fellow resided in College. Now abolished. For more detailed accounts see J. S. Boys Smith, Memories of St John’s College, 1919-1969 (St John’s, 1983) 53, and H. F. Howard, An account of the finances of St John’s College (1935) s.v. index ‘praeter’.