Tronage
Tronage Tron"age, n. [From {Trone} a steelyard.] A toll or duty paid for weighing wool; also, the act of weighing wool. [Obs.] --Nares. [1913 Webster]

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  • tronage — ˈtrōnij noun ( s) Etymology: Anglo French, from trone + Old French age 1. a. : a medieval toll or duty for compulsory weighing of coarse goods (as wool) at the public trone …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tronage — Charge for weighing goods on a *tron; also the right to levy such a charge. The Latin equivalent was tronagium …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • tronage — tron·age …   English syllables

  • tronage — /trownaj/ In English law, a customary duty or toll for weighing wool; so called because it was weighed by a common trona, or beam …   Black's law dictionary

  • tronage — An ancient toll charged for the weighing of wool …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • The Weigh House, Eastcheap —    On the south side of Little Eastcheap, between Botolph Lane and Love Lane (O. and M. 1677 O.S. 1880).    The King s Weigh House, as it was called, was the place where the King s weights, known as the Great Beam, etc., were kept, where… …   Dictionary of London

  • Tronator — Tro*na tor, n. [LL. See {Tronage}.] An officer in London whose duty was to weigh wool. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Naples —    Principal city of southern Italy, and also the kingdom for which the city served as capital. In the 12th and earlier 13th centuries, it was politically linked with the island of Sicily in a union called the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. This… …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • Custom House, City of London — The Custom House, on the north bank of the Thames in the City of London was formerly in use for the collection of customs duties. It was in use for many centuries and rebuilt on a number of occasions. In 1379 a custom house was built at Wool… …   Wikipedia

  • Tron — Weighing machine used in public places, e.g. a market; later, the word came to be used to name a place in a town. The official who weighed goods was known as the tronator. [< OldFr. trone < Lat. trutina = a pair of scales, a balance] Cf.… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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