Webster 1913 Edition
A sum deducted from a pound, or a certain sum paid for each pound; a commission.
A subsidy of twelve pence in the pound, formerly granted to the crown on all goods exported or imported, and if by aliens, more.
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.
To collect, as poundage; to assess, or rate, by poundage.
Confinement of cattle, or other animals, in a public pound.
A charge paid for the release of impounded cattle.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.