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groundage

[groun-dij] /ˈgraʊn dɪdʒ/
noun, British.
1.
a tax levied on ships that anchor in a port.
Origin of groundage
late Middle English
1400-1450
First recorded in 1400-50, groundage is from the late Middle English word grondage. See ground1, -age
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British Dictionary definitions for groundage

groundage

/ˈɡraʊndɪdʒ/
noun
1.
(Brit) a fee levied on a vessel entering a port or anchored off a shore
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