Definition of Poundage

1. Noun. A charge based on weight measured in pounds.

Generic synonyms: Charge

2. Noun. A fee charged for the recovery of impounded animals.
Generic synonyms: Fee

3. Noun. Weight expressed in pounds.
Generic synonyms: Weight

4. Noun. Placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law.
Exact synonyms: Impounding, Impoundment, Internment
Generic synonyms: Seizure
Specialized synonyms: Drug Bust, Drugs Bust
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Impound, Impound, Pound

Definition of Poundage

1. n. A sum deducted from a pound, or a certain sum paid for each pound; a commission.

2. v. t. To collect, as poundage; to assess, or rate, by poundage.

3. n. Confinement of cattle, or other animals, in a public pound.

Definition of Poundage

1. Noun. a charge based on the weight of something in pounds ¹

2. Noun. a charge based on the value of something in pounds sterling ¹

3. Noun. a weight measured in pounds ¹

4. Noun. a fee charged for keeping an animal in a pound, or for its release ¹

5. Noun. the keeping of an animal in a pound ¹

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Definition of Poundage

1. the act of impounding [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poundage

pound cake
pound cakes
pound for pound
pound net
pound of flesh
pound off
pound sand
pound shop
pound sign
pound signs
pound sterling
pound the pavement
pound the table
pound up
poundage (current term)

Literary usage of Poundage

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1. English Constitutional History from the Teutonic Conquest to the Present Time by Thomas Pitt Taswell-Langmead (1905)
"Merchants imprisoned for refusing to pay tonnage and poundage. Copies of Petition of Right circulated with king's first answer annexed. ..."

2. English Constitutional History from the Teutonic Conquest to the Present Time by Thomas Pitt Taswell-Langmead, Philip Arthur Ashworth (1905)
"The dispute as to tonnage and poundage was embittered and complicated by the fact that Henry Rolle, one of the merchants whose goods had been seized, ..."

3. The Practice of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, in Personal by William Tidd, Francis Joseph Troubat, Asa Israel Fish, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Great Britain Court of Exchequer (1856)
"15, to allow the sheriff poundage, in such case poundage may be levied by the crown, as an item of such costs and charges.(e) When two extents issue into ..."

4. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1907)
"... and poundage meant a duty on ex- poundage Ports aQd imports distinguished from the above-mentioned duties by the name of Subsidy. ..."

5. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1845)
"This led to the famous resolutions, " that whosoever" shall Marc1' 2. advise the taking ot tonnage and poundage, not being granted proposed „ , , . ..."

6. A Student's Manual of English Constitutional History by Dudley Julius Medley (1907)
"Charles did not hesitate to levy Tonnage and poundage itself when Parliament ... Early in the session a bill for the grant of tonnage and poundage had been ..."

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