tallage

noun
tal·​lage | \ ˈta-lij How to pronounce tallage (audio) \

Definition of tallage

: an impost or due levied by a lord upon his tenants

First Known Use of tallage

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tallage

Middle English taillage, tallage, from Anglo-French, from tailler to cut, limit, tax — more at tailor

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“Tallage.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tallage. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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