pannage definition

  • noun:
    • Acorns and beech mast used as forage for pigs.
    • A tax previously taken care of the privilege of feeding swine within the forests.
    • the foodstuff of swine inside forests, as beechnuts, acorns, etc.; -- called in addition pawns.
    • A tax purchased the privilege of feeding swine within the forests.
    • The money taken by agistors for the privilege of feeding hogs upon the mast of the forests.
    • The mast of beech, acorns, etc., used as food for swine.

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