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n.1.(Law) A contribution or a tax for paving streets or highways.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(44) The examples Coke gives include: 1) exemption from the duty of holding civil offices; 2) privilege of not serving in war; and 3) freedom from taxation for their ecclesiastical goods (what he calls "tolles and costomes, average, pontage, paviage and the like").