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tallage

[tal-ij] /ˈtæl ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
Medieval History. a tax paid by peasants to the lord of their manor.
2.
a compulsory tax levied by the Norman and early Angevin kings of England upon the demesne lands of the crown and upon all royal towns.
Origin of tallage
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English taillage < Old French taill(ier) to cut, tax (see tail2) + Middle English -age -age
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tallage

/ˈtælɪdʒ/
noun
1.
  1. a tax levied by the Norman and early Angevin kings on their Crown lands and royal towns
  2. a toll levied by a lord upon his tenants or by a feudal lord upon his vassals
verb
2.
(transitive) to levy a tax (upon); impose a tax (upon)
Word Origin
C13: from Old French taillage, from taillier to cut; see tailor
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