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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Lastage, n. [ME. lestage (1387), e.m.E. lastage, AF. lestage, lastage, med. L. lestagium, lastagium, f. lest, last, Last n.1] a. A port duty, ? levied on the cargo of a ship: cf. Last-gilt, Last-money. b. Cargo of a ship measured in ‘lasts’. Also, carrying capacity of a ship, tonnage, burden. —a. 1327 Dundee Chart. Facs. 16.
Quod liberi fuerint … de tholoneis, pontagiis, … canagiis, lastagiis, riuagiis, & picagiis, et de tota vendicione sua achato et rechato
14.. Acts I. 356/1.
That thai salbe quyt of tol and lastage of pontage of passage alswele within as without of all the havynnis of the sey
1669 Conv. Burghs III. 679.
Wee promise … that the lastage and beacon moneyes, and lykewayes the imposts and dewes laid wpone the comeing in of the Scots coall … may whollie be taken away or laid asyd
b. (1) 1542 Acts & Decr. I. 162.
All the lastage & geir of [Dutch mariners] … being in the said schip
1602 Conv. Burghs II. 134.
Gif ane awner settis out his schip in daill furing, quhat twnis or lastage sche careis, the schip sall haue the iust thrid of quhatsumewir fraucht sche makis
 (2) 1571 Crail B. Ct. MS. 1 June.
Ylk crear ... to pay yf sche be of the burdene of x lastis five s., yf sche exceid the samin to pay conforme to hir lastage

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