rate (n.) 5
cost, expense
3H6 II.ii.51 [King to Clifford] I'll leave my son my virtuous deeds behind ... / For all the rest is held at such a rate / As brings a thousand-fold more care to keep
H8 I.i.99 [Abergavenny to Norfolk, of the wavering treaty between England and France] A proper title of a peace, and purchased / At a superfluous rate!