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 for Passage money
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Passage \Pas"sage\, n. [F. passage. See Pass, v. i.]
     1. The act of passing; transit from one place to another;
        movement from point to point; a going by, over, across, or
        through; as, the passage of a man or a carriage; the
        passage of a ship or a bird; the passage of light; the
        passage of fluids through the pores or channels of the
        body.
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              What! are my doors opposed against my passage!
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. Transit by means of conveyance; journey, as by water,
        carriage, car, or the like; travel; right, liberty, or
        means, of passing; conveyance.
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              The ship in which he had taken passage. --Macaulay.
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     3. Price paid for the liberty to pass; fare; as, to pay one's
        passage.
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     4. Removal from life; decease; departure; death. [R.] "Endure
        thy mortal passage." --Milton.
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              When he is fit and season'd for his passage. --Shak.
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     5. Way; road; path; channel or course through or by which one
        passes; way of exit or entrance; way of access or transit.
        Hence, a common avenue to various apartments in a
        building; a hall; a corridor.
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              And with his pointed dart
              Explores the nearest passage to his heart. --Dryden.
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              The Persian army had advanced into the . . .
              passages of Cilicia.                  --South.
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     6. A continuous course, process, or progress; a connected or
        continuous series; as, the passage of time.
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              The conduct and passage of affairs.   --Sir J.
                                                    Davies.
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              The passage and whole carriage of this action.
                                                    --Shak.
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     7. A separate part of a course, process, or series; an
        occurrence; an incident; an act or deed. "In thy passages
        of life." --Shak.
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              The . . . almost incredible passage of their
              unbelief.                             --South.
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     8. A particular portion constituting a part of something
        continuous; esp., a portion of a book, speech, or musical
        composition; a paragraph; a clause.
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              How commentators each dark passage shun. --Young.
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     9. Reception; currency. [Obs.] --Sir K. Digby.
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     10. A pass or en encounter; as, a passage at arms.
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               No passages of love
               Betwixt us twain henceforward evermore. --Tennyson.
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     11. A movement or an evacuation of the bowels.
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     12. In parliamentary proceedings:
         (a) The course of a proposition (bill, resolution, etc.)
             through the several stages of consideration and
             action; as, during its passage through Congress the
             bill was amended in both Houses.
         (b) The advancement of a bill or other proposition from
             one stage to another by an affirmative vote; esp.,
             the final affirmative action of the body upon a
             proposition; hence, adoption; enactment; as, the
             passage of the bill to its third reading was delayed.
             "The passage of the Stamp Act." --D. Hosack.
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                   The final question was then put upon its
                   passage.                         --Cushing.
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     In passage, in passing; cursorily. "These . . . have been
        studied but in passage." --Bacon.
  
     Middle passage, Northeast passage, Northwest passage.
        See under Middle, Northeast, etc.
  
     Of passage, passing from one place, region, or climate, to
        another; migratory; -- said especially of birds. "Birds of
        passage." --Longfellow.
  
     Passage hawk, a hawk taken on its passage or migration.
  
     Passage money, money paid for conveyance of a passenger, --
        usually for carrying passengers by water.
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     Syn: Vestibule; hall; corridor. See Vestibule.
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From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PASSAGE MONEY, contracts. The sum claimable for the conveyance of a person 
  with or without luggage on the water. 
       2. The difference between freight and passage money is this, that the 
  former is claimable for the carriage of goods, and the latter for the 
  carriage of the person. The same rules which govern the claim for freight 
  affect that for passage money. 3 Chit. Com. Law, 424; 1 Pet. Adm. Dee. 126; 
  3 John. 335. 
  
  

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