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noun British.
  1. a tax levied on ships that anchor in a port.
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Origin of groundage

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


  1. British a fee levied on a vessel entering a port or anchored off a shore
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