Origin of poundage1
- confinement within an enclosure or within certain limits.
- the fee demanded to free animals from a pound.
Origin of poundage2
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Related Wordsload, density, gravity, pressure, substance, burden, heft, gross, avoirdupois, ponderosity, mass, measurement, net, ballast, poundage, tonnage, adiposity, counterpoise, stone, plumb
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
May 10, 2013
Another method of taxation was what was called tonnage and poundage.Charles I
For instance, tunnage and poundage were appropriated for naval defenses.
He expected tonnage and poundage for the Navy for life, as was the custom.
At the same time the tonnage and poundage money was applied to the benefit of the Royal Navy.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves
Now that the session was drawing to a close the Commons again proposed to grant Tonnage and Poundage for a year only.A Student's History of England, v. 2 (of 3)
Samuel R. Gardiner.
- a tax, charge, or other payment of so much per pound of weight
- a tax, charge, or other payment of so much per pound sterling
- a weight expressed in pounds
- confinement of livestock within a pound
- the fee required for freeing a head of livestock from a pound
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Word Origin and History for poundage
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