Definition of measurage in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɛʒ(ə)rɪdʒ/


rare, historical
  • A duty payable on the cargo of a ship.


Late Middle English. Partly from post-classical Latin mesuragium act of measuring, measurement, measurage, fee for use of a measuring instrument, and partly from Anglo-Norman mesurage imposed charge reckoned by a measured amount, and Middle French mesurage action of measuring, also charge payable to the measurer of wheat and other grains from mesurer or mesure + -age.