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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Pannage, n. [ME. (1450) and e.m.E. pannage, panage (1523), pawnage (1598), OF. pan(n)age, pasnage, (mod. F. panage), med. L. (Eng.) pannagium, pasnagium.] Payment in money or kind made to the owner of a forest or park for the privilege of pasturing swine in it. — 1265 Exch. R. I. 30.
[Recepte … in pannagio xiij porcorum
1266 Ib. 23.]
De pannagio de Werk de illis duobis annis [£4/4/11]
14.. Acts I. 324/2.
Gif copy of ackornys hapnis to be in the King's forest, the forster aw to somonde alswel burges as land men that thai bryng thar swyn thar that the King may haf fra thaim pannage
This is the maner of pannage, of ilk sundir … of x swyn the Kyng sal haf the best swyn and the forster a hog [etc.]
1597 Skene Verb. S. (1599) s.v. Pannagium. Id. Reg. Maj. ii. 10 b.
Pannage … ane certeine duetie for the pasturage of their swine within his [the King's] forests

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