thirlage

noun
thirl·​age | \ ˈthərlij \
plural -s

Definition of thirlage

: a feudal servitude, right, or service binding the tenants of a sucken to carry the grain produced there to a particular mill for grinding and to pay the agreed or customary dues also : the dues so exacted — compare outsucken

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History and Etymology for thirlage

alteration of Scots thrillage thralldom, from Middle English (Scots), from thril thrall + Middle English -age

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“Thirlage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thirlage. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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