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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History and Etymology for primage

probably from prime entry 4 + -age

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“Primage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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