Definition of alnage
old English law
: measurement of cloth by the ell especially with official inspection and certification; also : a fee for such measurement
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Origin and Etymology of alnage
Middle English aulnage, from Middle French, from aulner to measure by the ell (from aulne ell, of Germanic origin, akin to Old High German elina ell) + -age — more at ell
First Known Use: 15th century
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