from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of paviage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See paviage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A toll or duty payable for the liberty of passing over the soil or territory of another.
  • n. Money paid toward paving streets or highways.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tax toward paving streets
  • n. the act of applying paving materials to an area


Compare French pavage. (Wiktionary)


  • The point therefore stands that the pavage is one of those elements of early transport history that strongly suggests top-down directed state provision is not the only option.

    Why lefty types should support privatised roads

  • My point in mentioning the pavage was precisely that it was one of the substitutes for what are now the functions of local government.

    Why lefty types should support privatised roads

  • At first sight pavage may not appear an exact analogy to the turnpike system, which relied on voluntary private investment.

    Why lefty types should support privatised roads

  • For three days, the three busiest of the year, when we might do well out of tolls on carts and pack-horses and man-loads passing through the town to reach the fair, we must levy no charges, neither murage nor pavage.

    St. Peter's Fair

  • "All we ask is that you will hold back a tithe of the dues you pay to the abbey, and pay them instead to the town for murage and pavage.

    St. Peter's Fair

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