Averagium

Service owed to his *sheriff by a *sokeman to carry messages, or anything else, while the king was in the *county; e.g. in Hertfordshire, the sheriff was supplied with 9d or 2!4 averae, i.e. each carrying service was valued at 4d. The word was also used of the work done by a ploughman and horse in one day. 'Avera' is the English form of the Latin averagium. [< OldEngl. aferian = to carry]

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  • Average — Av er*age, n. [OF. average, LL. averagium, prob. fr. OF. aver, F. avoir, property, horses, cattle, etc.; prop. infin., to have, from L. habere to have. Cf. F. av[ e]rage small cattle, and avarie (perh. of different origin) damage to ship or cargo …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • General average — Average Av er*age, n. [OF. average, LL. averagium, prob. fr. OF. aver, F. avoir, property, horses, cattle, etc.; prop. infin., to have, from L. habere to have. Cf. F. av[ e]rage small cattle, and avarie (perh. of different origin) damage to ship… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • On an average — Average Av er*age, n. [OF. average, LL. averagium, prob. fr. OF. aver, F. avoir, property, horses, cattle, etc.; prop. infin., to have, from L. habere to have. Cf. F. av[ e]rage small cattle, and avarie (perh. of different origin) damage to ship… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Particular average — Average Av er*age, n. [OF. average, LL. averagium, prob. fr. OF. aver, F. avoir, property, horses, cattle, etc.; prop. infin., to have, from L. habere to have. Cf. F. av[ e]rage small cattle, and avarie (perh. of different origin) damage to ship… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Petty averages — Average Av er*age, n. [OF. average, LL. averagium, prob. fr. OF. aver, F. avoir, property, horses, cattle, etc.; prop. infin., to have, from L. habere to have. Cf. F. av[ e]rage small cattle, and avarie (perh. of different origin) damage to ship… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • General average/New version — Average in maritime commerce to signify damages orexpenses resulting from the accidents of navigation. Average is either general or particular. General average arises when sacrifices have been made, or expenditures incurred, for the preservation… …   Wikipedia

  • Avera — Service owed to his *sheriff by a *sokeman to carry messages, or anything else, while the king was in the *county; e.g. in Hertfordshire, the sheriff was supplied with 9d or 2!4 averae, i.e. each carrying service was valued at 4d. The word was… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • avérage — 1. (a vé ra j ) s. m. Terme de commerce. La moyenne avérée, vraie, reconnue telle, et en général la moyenne. Sur trois ans l avérage a été de.... ÉTYMOLOGIE    Avérer. avérage 2. (entrée créée par le supplément) (a vé ra j ) s. m. Nom, dans le… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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