pontage

noun

pon·​tage
ˈpäntij
plural -s
: a duty or tax paid in lieu of personal service for the building and repairing of bridges
also : a toll for the use of a bridge devoted to its maintenance

Word History

Etymology

Middle English pountage, from Middle French pontage, from Medieval Latin pontaticum, from Latin pont-, pons bridge + -aticum -age

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“Pontage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pontage. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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