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poundage

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[ poun-dij ]
/ ˈpaʊn dɪdʒ /
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noun
a tax, commission, rate, etc., of so much per pound sterling or per pound weight.
weight in pounds.
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Origin of poundage

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Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at pound2, -age

Other definitions for poundage (2 of 2)

poundage2
[ poun-dij ]
/ ˈpaʊn dɪdʒ /

noun
confinement within an enclosure or within certain limits.
the fee demanded to free animals from a pound.

Origin of poundage

2
First recorded in 1545–55; pound3 + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for poundage (1 of 2)

poundage1
/ (ˈpaʊndɪdʒ) /

noun
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

British Dictionary definitions for poundage (2 of 2)

poundage2
/ (ˈpaʊndɪdʒ) /

noun
agriculture
  1. confinement of livestock within a pound
  2. the fee required for freeing a head of livestock from a pound
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