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

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"Poundage" Quotes from Famous Books

... Lord Byron, on March 22, paid to Crook & Armstrong L231 15s., "being the amount of three levies, poundage, and expenses," and also L25 13s. 6d., the amount of Crook & Armstrong's account. Crook & Armstrong settled with Levy, the Jew, who had lent Byron money; and also with the officer, who had been in possession twenty-three days, ...
— A Publisher and His Friends • Samuel Smiles

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