tonnage and poundage

noun

Definition of tonnage and poundage

: a duty on every tun of wine or pound of wool and other articles formerly granted as a subsidy to the crown on all goods exported or imported

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“Tonnage and poundage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tonnage%20and%20poundage. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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