Words nearby poundage
Definition for poundage (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for poundage
He's right that it's "ridiculous" to assume that his poundage precluded a race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.A Thinner Chris Christie Still Faces Big Political Challenges|Robert Shrum|May 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Poundage, or a shilling a pound, was not regularly granted the kings for life till the reign of Henry V.
He levied those duties of tonnage and poundage, and increased them as he thought fit.A Child's History of England|Charles Dickens
The question of tonnage and poundage came before the House while it was labouring under the irritation kindled by this discussion.
The poundage toll, instituted to cover martial expenses, was at once abolished; credit and debit carefully balanced.The Hansa Towns|Helen Zimmern
Differences had arisen over the substitution by the former of the share system for the old plan of payment by wages and poundage.Norfolk Annals|Charles Mackie
British Dictionary definitions for poundage (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for poundage (2 of 2)
- confinement of livestock within a pound
- the fee required for freeing a head of livestock from a pound