Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In maritime law, the embezzlement of goods on board a ship.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mar. Law) The embezzlement of goods on shipboard.
- n. the act of plundering (especially the embezzlement of goods on shipboard)
- plunder + -age. (Wiktionary)
“This is with the view of saving lighterage and plunderage, and bringing the great mass of commerce so much nearer to the heart of the City.”
“That Wharfingers ihouldbe Uabto for plunderage of goods in the warehoufcs under their charge y (which is known to be very extenfiv. e at prefent;) and that fiich Wharfingers a»nd 'Warehoufe-men ffiould fee that all ffigar calks are flowed upon their bulge, and not upon their ends, as at prefent, to prevent drainage.”
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