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Webster 1913 Edition


Poundage

Pound′age

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Noun.
1.
A sum deducted from a pound, or a certain sum paid for each pound; a commission.
2.
A subsidy of twelve pence in the pound, formerly granted to the crown on all goods exported or imported, and if by aliens, more.
[Eng.]
Blackstone.
3.
(Law)
The sum allowed to a sheriff or other officer upon the amount realized by an execution; – estimated in England, and formerly in the United States, at so much of the pound.
Burrill. Bouvier.

Pound′age

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Verb.
T.
To collect, as poundage; to assess, or rate, by poundage.
[R.]

Pound′age

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Noun.
[See 3d
Pound
.]
1.
Confinement of cattle, or other animals, in a public pound.
2.
A charge paid for the release of impounded cattle.

Webster 1828 Edition


Poundage

POUND'AGE

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Noun.
[from pound.] A sum deducted from a pound, or a certain sum paid for each pound.
1.
In England, a subsidy of 12d. in the pound, granted to the crown on all goods exported or imported, and if by aliens, more.

Definition 2022


poundage

poundage

English

Noun

poundage (countable and uncountable, plural poundages)

  1. (countable) a charge based on the weight of something in pounds
  2. (countable) a charge based on the value of something in pounds sterling
  3. (countable) a weight measured in pounds
  4. (countable) a fee charged for keeping an animal in a pound, or for its release
  5. (uncountable) the keeping of an animal in a pound

Verb

poundage (third-person singular simple present poundages, present participle poundaging, simple past and past participle poundaged)

  1. To collect, as poundage; to assess, or rate, by poundage.