primage

primage

[prahy-mij]
noun
a small allowance formerly paid by a shipper to the master and crew of a vessel for the loading and care of the goods: now charged with the freight and retained by the shipowner.

Origin:
1530–40; < Anglo-Latin primāgium; see prime, -age

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primage (ˈpraɪmɪdʒ)
 
n
(NZ) tax added to customs duty

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