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poundage1

[poun-dij] /ˈpaʊn dɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a tax, commission, rate, etc., of so much per pound sterling or per pound weight.
2.
weight in pounds.
Origin of poundage1
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see pound2, -age

poundage2

[poun-dij] /ˈpaʊn dɪdʒ/
noun
1.
confinement within an enclosure or within certain limits.
2.
the fee demanded to free animals from a pound.
Origin
1545-55; pound3 + -age
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poundage1

/ˈpaʊndɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a tax, charge, or other payment of so much per pound of weight
2.
a tax, charge, or other payment of so much per pound sterling
3.
a weight expressed in pounds

poundage2

/ˈpaʊndɪdʒ/
noun
1.
(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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Word Origin and History for poundage
n.

late 14c., "tax per pound;" 1903 as "weight;" from pound (n.1) + -age.

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