PANNAGE (O. Fr. pasiiagc, from Med. Lat. pasnagium, pasnaticum for pasiionaticum, pascio; pascere, to feed), an English legal term for the feeding of swine in a wood or forest, hence used of a right or privOege to do this. The word is also used generally of the food, such as acorns, beech-mast, etc., on which the swine feed.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)