Tallage

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tallage (O. Eng. Law) A certain rate or tax paid by barons, knights, and inferior tenants, toward the public expenses.☞ 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.
    • v. t Tallage To lay an impost upon; to cause to pay tallage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tallage etc. See tailage, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tallage tal′āj a name applied to those taxes to which, under the Anglo-Norman kings, the demesne lands of the crown and all royal towns were subject—also Tall′iage
    • v.t Tallage to lay an impost upon—also Tall′iate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. taillage,. See Taille, and cf. Tailage

Usage

In literature:

Sometimes a "tallage" payment was taken at the lord's will.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
In 1217 the young King, or rather his advisers, sent the Archbishop of Dublin to that city to levy a "tallage," or tax, for the royal benefit.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
He could be "tallaged" or taxed to any extent the lord saw fit.
"An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England" by Edward Potts Cheyney
The prerogative of imposing tallages at pleasure, unsparingly exercised by Henry III.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
The taille, as it still subsists in France, may serve as an example of those ancient tallages.
"An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith
The old marks of personal bondage, chevage, merchet, leyrwite, liability to tallage, and the rest have almost disappeared.
"The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century" by Richard Henry Tawney
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