primage

noun
pri·mage | \ ˈprīmij , -mēj \
plural -s

Definition of primage 

1a : a small payment made by shippers to the captain of a ship for his special care of their goods

called also hat money

b : a small percentage added to the freight charge and paid to the owner of a ship as extra compensation

2 : a primary ad valorem revenue duty laid by the Australian government on imports

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probably from prime entry 4 + -age

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