(?) n. [E. lestage ballasting, fr. lest ballast, or LL. lastagium, lestagium. See Last a load.] 1. A duty exacted, in some fairs or markets, for the right to carry things where one will. [Obs.]
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2. A tax on wares sold by the last. [Obs.] Cowell.
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3. The lading of a ship; also, ballast. Spelman.
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4. Room for stowing goods, as in a ship.
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