noun Old English Law.

the right of the king to take a certain quantity of every cargo of wine imported.

Compare butlerage.

Origin of prisage

1495–1505; prise + -age; compare Medieval Latin prisāgium Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for prisage



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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