Package Pack"age (p[a^]k"[asl]j; 48), n. 1. Act or process of packing. [1913 Webster]

2. A bundle made up for transportation; a packet; a bale; a parcel; as, a package of goods. [1913 Webster]

3. A charge made for packing goods. [1913 Webster]

4. A duty formerly charged in the port of London on goods imported or exported by aliens, or by denizens who were the sons of aliens. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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