Pedage meaning

1814, John Britton (edit), The History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Salisbury, page 26,

This charter specifies that "New Saresbury" shall be for ever a free city, enclosed with ditches, or trenches; that the citizens shall be quit throughout the land of toll, pontage, passage, pedage, lastage, stallage, carriage, and all other customs; […] .

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1819, "Pedage", entry in Abraham Rees (edit), The Cyclopædia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Volume 26, unnumbered page,

Pedage is uſually levied for the repairing of roads, bridges, and cauſeways, the paving of ſtreets, &c. Anciently, thoſe who had the right of pedage were to keep the roads ſecure, and anſwer for all robberies committed on the paſſengers between ſun and ſun; […] .

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Origin of pedage

  • Latin pedagium, for pedaticum.
    From Wiktionary