Definition of pawnage in English:

pawnage

noun

  • The action of pawning something; the fact or condition of being a pawn.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Montagu (bap. 1575, d. 1641), bishop of Norwich and religious controversialist. From pawn + -age.

Pronunciation

pawnage

/ˈpɔːnɪdʒ/