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2 [poun-dij]
confinement within an enclosure or within certain limits.
the fee demanded to free animals from a pound.

1545–55; pound3 + -age

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poundage1 (ˈpaʊndɪdʒ)
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)
 a.  confinement of livestock within a pound
 b.  the fee required for freeing a head of livestock from a pound

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customscustoms duties granted since medieval times to the English crown by Parliament. Tonnage was a fixed subsidy on each tun (cask) of wine imported, and poundage was an ad valorem (proportional) tax on all imported and exported goods. Though of separate origin, they were granted together from 1373 and were used for the protection of trade at sea. From 1414 they were customarily granted for life to each successive king

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Example sentences
Select the permit that you want to max-out and enter the poundage that will zero out that account.
There is minimum poundage for the different types of the metal for this service.
Fertilizing has doubled the poundage of fish that would normally be in the lake, adding to the angling opportunities at the lake.
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