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prisage

[ prahy-zij ]
/ ˈpraɪ zɪdʒ /
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noun Old English Law.
the right of the king to take a certain quantity of every cargo of wine imported.
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Compare butlerage.

Origin of prisage

1495–1505; prise + -age; compare Medieval Latin prisāgium
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How to use prisage in a sentence

  • There is also another antient hereditary duty belonging to the crown, called the prisage or butlerage of wines.

  • Kings Prisage, or Custom, was taken according to a certain scale on all imported wines.

    The Story of London|Henry B. Wheatley

British Dictionary definitions for prisage

prisage
/ (ˈpraɪzɪdʒ) /

noun
a customs duty levied until 1809 upon wine imported into England

Word Origin for prisage

C16: from Anglo-French, from Old French prise a taking or requisitioning, duty, from prendre to take; see prise
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