from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A mound of earth, especially a small one, as in a flower-pot, in which plants can be set for household decoration.
- noun In old English law, an exaction or fee paid to the owner of the land for some license, privilege, or exemption, such, for instance, as leave to dig or break the earth for a grave, or in setting up a market or fair, or for freedom from service in tillage, or for being allowed an additional holding, etc.
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Right of terrage or champart: the right of collecting, after the tithes, a portion of the produce of the ground.
Subsistence is impossible if three-quarters of the crops are to be taken for field-rents, terrage, etc. ...
The seignior of Blet collects terrage only on a certain number of the farms of his seigniory; "in relation to Brosses, it appears that all domains possessed by copyholders are subject to the right."
These rights of terrage are comprised in the leases of the farms of Blet and of
"In Bourbonnais, the terrage is collected in various ways, on the third sheaf, on the fifth, sixth, seventh, and commonly one-quarter; at Blet it is the twelfth."
(a cash commission on general produce), terrage parciere (share of fruits).
"What would become of the right of terrage on the land, of parciere on the fruit-trees, of carpot on the vines?