1) The amount of something bought for a penny or that which may be bought for a given sum in contrast to the money itself.

1516 To pay … iiij markes in money or ells in such convenient pennyworth as they will take for the said money, Wakefield

1530 I giff and bequeath to John Sheffeld … iiijli in money or pennyworths, Houghton near Pontefract.

dates 1516 1530

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