noun last·age \-tij\

Definition of lastage



  1. :  a port duty for the privilege of loading a ship

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Origin and Etymology of lastage

Middle English lestage tax levied on traders at fairs or markets, ballast of a ship, from Middle French lastage, lestage ballast of a ship, lastage, from laster to ballast (from Old Frisian hlesta to load & Middle Dutch lasten to load; akin to each other and both descended from a prehistoric denominative from the root of Old English hlæst load) + -age

First Known Use: 13th century

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