tret

noun
\ ˈtret \
plural -s

Definition of tret

: an allowance of 4 pounds for every 104 pounds of suttle weight formerly added to various commodities (as spices) to offset deterioration in transit or chaff removed in cleaning

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History and Etymology for tret

Middle French trait pull, draft, turn of the scale, pull of the scale

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“Tret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tret. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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