- the right of the king to take a certain quantity of every cargo of wine imported.
Origin of prisage
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There is also another antient hereditary duty belonging to the crown, called the prisage or butlerage of wines.Commentaries on the Laws of England
- a customs duty levied until 1809 upon wine imported into England
C16: from Anglo-French, from Old French prise a taking or requisitioning, duty, from prendre to take; see prise
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