tal·​lage ˈta-lij How to pronounce tallage (audio)
: an impost or due levied by a lord upon his tenants

Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tallage was in the 14th century

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“Tallage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tallage. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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