taille

noun
\ ˈtä-yə How to pronounce taille (audio) , ˈtī-, ˈtāl How to pronounce taille (audio) \

Definition of taille

: a tax formerly levied by a French king or seigneur on his subjects or on lands held of him

First Known Use of taille

circa 1533, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for taille

Middle French, from Old French, from taillier to cut, tax

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The first known use of taille was circa 1533

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