murage

murage

[myoor-ij]
noun English Law.
a toll or tax for the repair or construction of the walls or fortifications of a town.

Origin:
1225–75; Middle English < Old French, equivalent to mur(er) to wall about (see mure) + -age -age

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murage (ˈmjʊərɪdʒ)
 
n
archaic (Brit) a tax levied for the construction or maintenance of town walls
 
[C13: from Old French, ultimately from Latin mūrus wall]

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