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Other Poundage Definition

[n] placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law
[n] weight expressed in pounds
[n] a fee charged for the recovery of impounded animals
[n] a charge based on weight measured in pounds

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charge, fee, seizure, weight

Misc. Definitions

\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.
\Pound"age\, v. t. To collect, as poundage; to assess, or rate, by poundage. [R.]
\Pound"age\, n. [See 3d {Pound}.]
1. Confinement of cattle, or other animals, in a public pound.
2. A charge paid for the release of impounded cattle.

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