[ prahy-zij ]
/ ˈpraɪ zɪdʒ /
noun Old English Law.
the right of the king to take a certain quantity of every cargo of wine imported.
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Examples from the Web for prisage
There is also another antient hereditary duty belonging to the crown, called the prisage or butlerage of wines.Commentaries on the Laws of England|William Blackstone
British Dictionary definitions for prisage
/ (ˈpraɪzɪdʒ) /
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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