Legal Definition and Related Resources of Poundage

Meaning of Poundage

A fee payable to an officer of a court or to the public revenue in respect of services performed by the officer.

Poundage Alternative Definition

In practice. The amount allowed to the sheriff, or other officer, for commissions on the money made by virtue of an execution. This allowance varies in different states, and to different officers.

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This term is a noun.

Etimology of Poundage

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late 14c., “tax per pound;” 1903 as “weight;” from pound (n.1) + -age.




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