brassage [bras-ij, brah-sij] Word Origin noun

  1. a charge to cover the costs of coining money.

Origin of brassage 1800–10; French (droit de) brassage the stirring of molten metals prior to casting, equivalent to brass(er) to stir (melted metal), literally, to brew (see brasserie) + -age -age Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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