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- n. A tax paid for building or repairing the walls of a fortified town.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tax or toll paid for building or repairing the walls of a fortified town.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Money paid for keeping the walls of a town in repair.
Generous benefactors, like Sir Richard Whittington, frequently contributed to the cost, and sometimes a tax called murage was levied for the purpose which was collected by officers named muragers.
For three days, the three busiest of the year, when we might do well out of tolls on carts and pack-horses and man-loads passing through the town to reach the fair, we must levy no charges, neither murage nor pavage.
By fineounce and imposts I got and grew and by grossscruple gat I grown outreaches — ly: murage and lestage were my mains for Ouerlord’s tithing and my drains for render and prender the doles and the tribute:
"All we ask is that you will hold back a tithe of the dues you pay to the abbey, and pay them instead to the town for murage and pavage.