American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An occasional tax levied by the Anglo-Norman kings on crown lands and royal towns.
- v. To levy a tax on.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- etc. See tailage, etc.
- n. An impost.
- n. UK, law, obsolete A certain rate or tax paid by barons, knights, and inferior tenants toward the public expenses.
- v. To lay an impost upon.
- v. To cause to pay tallage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (O. Eng. Law) A certain rate or tax paid by barons, knights, and inferior tenants, toward the public expenses.
- v. To lay an impost upon; to cause to pay tallage.
- French taillage. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English taillage, from Old French, from taillier, to cut, tax; see tailor. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Dublin to that city to levy a "tallage," or tax, for the royal benefit.”
“Sarre, la mirgesse (the doctor), is listed in the Paris tallage of 1292.”
“Philip IV tried every device to raise money (feudal aides, war levies to replace military service, tallage of towns, special levies on clergy and nobles, loans and gifts, the maltôte or sales tax, debasement of the coinage, attacks on the Jews and Templars), but without finding an adequate solution.”
“Further he granted to the same moonks, that whatsoeuer was bought in his dominions of France to their vse, should be free from toll, tallage, and paieng any maner of excise for the same.”
“Bridport, and that the men of the town owed tallage to the amount of 53s.”
“The synagogues are flaming, and the first step has been taken in that tragic tale of proscription and tallage, tallage and expulsion which (it seems) must never end.”
“By the end of 1339 he had agreed not to take a tallage of any kind without the consent of Parliament; and in 1341, to obtain further supplies, he submitted to his accounts being audited by a board chosen in Parliament, and promised not to choose ministers without the consent of his council.”
“The great nobility, who had consented that the king should tallage the profits of their own tenants, were not unwilling that he should tallage likewise those of an order of men whom it was much less their interest to protect.”
“What knight-errant did ever pay tribute, subsidy, tallage, carriage, or passage over water?”
“Louis also presented a gold cup, and gave the monks a hundred measures, medii, of wine, to be delivered annually at Poissy, also ordaining that they should be exempt from "toll, tax, and tallage" when journeying in his realm.”
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