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Definitions of Poundage

Pronunciation : Pound"age
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 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)

Defn: 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Pound"age
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To collect, as poundage; to assess, or rate, by poundage. [R.]

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Pound"age
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [See 3d Pound.]
Definition : 1. Confinement of cattle, or other animals, in a public pound.

2. A charge paid for the release of impounded cattle.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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