plural -s
: a charge made to an individual under a system of free coinage for the minting of any gold or silver brought to the mint and usually calculated to cover various costs compare seigniorage

Word History


French, act of stirring something (such as beer mash or fused metal), coining of money, brassage, from brasse to stir (from Old French bracier to brew, from—assumed—Vulgar Latin braciare, from Latin braces, a kind of spelt, of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh brag malt) + -age

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“Brassage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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