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

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1533, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of taille was circa 1533

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“Taille.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taille. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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