brassage

noun
bras·​sage | \ ˈbrasij, braˈsäzh \
plural -s

Definition of brassage

: 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

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History and Etymology for brassage

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brassage. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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