Pound"age (?), n.

1.

A sum deducted from a pound, or a certain sum paid for each pound; a commission.

2.

A subsidy of twelve pence in the pound, formerly granted to the crown on all goods exported or imported, and if by aliens, more.

[Eng.]

Blackstone.

3. Law

The sum allowed to a sheriff or other officer upon the amount realized by an execution; -- estimated in England, and formerly in the United States, at so much of the pound.

Burrill. Bouvier.

 

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Pound"age, v. t.

To collect, as poundage; to assess, or rate, by poundage.

[R.]

 

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Pound"age, n. [See 3d Pound.]

1.

Confinement of cattle, or other animals, in a public pound.

2.

A charge paid for the release of impounded cattle.

 

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