Definition of maltolte
: an arbitrary customs duty levied by the British crown during the late medieval period in addition to the regular port charges
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Origin and Etymology of maltolte
Middle French maletoulte, malletoute additional duty or tax, from Old French mauthoste, from mau, mal bad + toste, tolte, toute pillage, tax, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin tollita, feminine of (assumed) Vulgar Latin tollitus, past participle of Latin tollere to lift up, take away — more at mal-, tolerate
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