Tallage
Tallage Tal"lage, Talliage Tal"li*age, n. [F. taillage. See {Taille}, and cf. {Tailage}.] (O. Eng. Law) A certain rate or tax paid by barons, knights, and inferior tenants, toward the public expenses. [Written also {tailage}, {taillage}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: When paid out of knight's fees, it was called {scutage}; when by cities and burghs, {tallage}; when upon lands not held by military tenure, {hidage}. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


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  • tallage — Tal lage, Talliage Tal li*age, n. [F. taillage. See {Taille}, and cf. {Tailage}.] (O. Eng. Law) A certain rate or tax paid by barons, knights, and inferior tenants, toward the public expenses. [Written also {tailage}, {taillage}.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tallage — Tal lage, v. t. To lay an impost upon; to cause to pay tallage. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tallage — [tal′ij] n. [ME taillage < OFr: see TAIL2 & AGE] in feudalism a) a tax levied by kings upon towns and crown lands b) a tax levied by a feudal lord upon his tenants vt. tallaged, tallaging to levy a tallage upon; …   English World dictionary

  • tallage — index assessment (levy), duty (tax) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tallage — tallage, or tailage /taebj/teylaj/ A piece cut out of the whole. Used metaphorically for a share of a man s substance paid by way of tribute, toll, or tax, being derived from the French tailler, which signifies to cut a piece out of the whole. A… …   Black's law dictionary

  • tallage — /tal ij/, n. 1. Medieval Hist. 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. [1250 1300; ME taillage <… …   Universalium

  • Tallage — Tax imposed by both the Norman and the early *Plantagenet kings upon towns and *demesne lands of the crown. Royal tallages were sometimes imposed before parliament claimed its right of review of money matters. A *villein would also have to pay… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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