metage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mete +‎ -age

Noun[edit]

metage (plural metages)

  1. Measurement, especially of coal.
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  2. A fee paid for a measurement.
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    • 1858, City of London (England) Corporation, The Title of the Corporation of London to Its Metage Revenues, page 4,
      The corporation of London acquired its metage rights from the crown before the time of legal memory, and now holds them by the best of titles, prescriptive right and immemorial possession; for, except in those memorable periods in English history, the reigns of King John, King James the First, King Charles the Second, and King James the Second, the right and title of the corporation to its metage due has never been questioned or disturbed.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.