noun Etymology: Middle English multyr, from Anglo-French multure, molture, literally, grinding, from Vulgar Latin *molitura, from Latin molitus, past participle of molere to grind — more at meal Date: 14th century chiefly Scottish a fee for grinding grain at a mill

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  • Multure — Mul ture, n. [OF. multure, moulture, F. mouture, fr. L. molitura a grinding, molere to grind. See {Mill} the machine.] 1. (Scots Law) The toll for grinding grain. Erskine. [1913 Webster] 2. A grist or grinding; the grain ground. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • multure — [mul′chər] n. [ME multer < OFr molture < VL * molitura < pp. of L molere, to grind < mola,MILL1] Historical a fee paid to the owner of a mill for the privilege of having one s grain ground there, usually a percentage of the grain or… …   English World dictionary

  • multure — /mul cheuhr/, n. 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. [1250 1300; ME multir < OF molture < ML molitura a grinding …   Universalium

  • multure — noun /ˈmʌlʧə/ A toll paid to a miller, mill owner etc. for grinding corn …   Wiktionary

  • multure — n. (Law) payment for grinding or milling (Scottish) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • multure — n. 1. Grain grinding. 2. Grain ground, grist. 3. Mill fee, mill toll …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Multure — ♦ Portion of meal or flour kept by the miller in payment for his services. (Gies, Frances and Joseph. Life in a Medieval Village, 245) …   Medieval glossary

  • multure — mul·ture …   English syllables

  • multure —   n. miller s fee for grinding corn …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • multure — A payment which was made in grain for the grinding of grain …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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