multure

multure

[muhl-cher]
noun Scots Law.
a toll or fee given to the proprietor of a mill for the grinding of grain, usually consisting of a fixed proportion of the grain brought or of the flour made.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English multir < Old French molture < Medieval Latin molitūra a grinding, equivalent to Latin molit(us) (past participle of molere) to grind + -ūra -ure

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multure (ˈmʌltʃə)
 
n
1.  a fee formerly paid to a miller for grinding grain
2.  the right to receive such a fee
 
[C13: from Old French moulture, from Medieval Latin molitūra a grinding, from Latin molere]

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