Etymology
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poundage (n.)

early 15c., "tax or subsidy per pound of weight;" 1903 as "weight;" from pound (n.1) + -age.

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Definitions of poundage

poundage (n.)
a charge based on weight measured in pounds;
poundage (n.)
a fee charged for the recovery of impounded animals;
poundage (n.)
weight expressed in pounds;
poundage (n.)
placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law;
Synonyms: impoundment / impounding / internment
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