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Meaning of POUNDAGE

Pronunciation:  'pawndij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law
  2. [n]  weight expressed in pounds
  3. [n]  a fee charged for the recovery of impounded animals
  4. [n]  a charge based on weight measured in pounds

POUNDAGE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: impounding, impoundment, internment
 See Also: charge, fee, seizure, weight



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pound"age\, n.
    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) 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.
  2. \Pound"age\, v. t.
    To collect, as poundage; to assess, or rate, by poundage.
  3. \Pound"age\, n. [See 3d {Pound}.]
    1. Confinement of cattle, or other animals, in a public
    2. A charge paid for the release of impounded cattle.
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