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pawnage

[paw-nij]
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noun
  1. the act of pawning.

Origin of pawnage

First recorded in 1615–25; pawn1 + -age
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Historical Examples

  • Better spelt pannage or paunage (Manwood has pawnage), as cited in Blount's Nomolexicon.

    Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems

    Geoffrey Chaucer