noun pri·mage \ˈprīmij, -mēj\

Definition of primage



  1. 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. 2 :  a primary ad valorem revenue duty laid by the Australian government on imports

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Origin and Etymology of primage

probably from 4prime + -age

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a brief usually trivial fact

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