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An occasional tax levied by the Anglo-Norman kings on crown lands and royal towns.
tr.v. tal·laged, tal·lag·ing, tal·lag·es
To levy a tax on.
[Middle English taillage, from Old French, from taillier, to cut, tax; see tailor.]
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tallage(ˈtælɪdʒ) English history
a. a tax levied by the Norman and early Angevin kings on their Crown lands and royal towns
b. a toll levied by a lord upon his tenants or by a feudal lord upon his vassals
(Historical Terms) (tr) to levy a tax (upon); impose a tax (upon)
[C13: from Old French taillage, from taillier to cut; see tailor]
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a tax paid by feudal tenants to their lords.
[1250–1300; Middle English taillage < Old French taill(ier) to cut, tax (see tail2) + Middle English -age -age]
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(in the feudal system) a compulsory tax paid to a lord by a tenant.See also: Dues and Payment
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Past participle: tallaged
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