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prisage

[prahy-zij] /ˈpraɪ zɪdʒ/
noun, Old English Law.
1.
the right of the king to take a certain quantity of every cargo of wine imported.
Compare butlerage.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; prise + -age; compare Medieval Latin prisāgium
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prisage

/ˈpraɪzɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a customs duty levied until 1809 upon wine imported into England
Word Origin
C16: from Anglo-French, from Old French prise a taking or requisitioning, duty, from prendre to take; see prise
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