thirlage

noun thirl·age \ˈthərlij\

Definition of thirlage

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of thirlage

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


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