brassage

[ bras-ij, brah-sij ]
/ ˈbræs ɪdʒ, ˈbrɑ sɪdʒ /

noun

a charge to cover the costs of coining money.

Origin of brassage

1800–10; < French (droit de) brassage the stirring of molten metals prior to casting, equivalent to brass(er) to stir (melted metal), literally, to brew (see brasserie) + -age -age
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