Definition of burelage
: a fine network or allover pattern of lines or dots printed on the face or back of stamp paper as a protection against fraudulent changes — compare moiré
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Origin and Etymology of burelage
French, from burèle, burelle barrulet (back-formation from burelé barruly) + -age
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