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Definition of "tallage" [tal•lage]

  • An occasional tax levied by the Anglo-Norman kings on crown lands and royal towns. (noun)
  • To levy a tax on. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tallage" in a sentence
  • "Dublin to that city to levy a "tallage," or tax, for the royal benefit."
  • "Sarre, la mirgesse (the doctor), is listed in the Paris tallage of 1292."
  • "Philip IV tried every device to raise money (feudal aides, war levies to replace military service, tallage of towns, special levies on clergy and nobles, “loans” and “gifts, ” the maltôte or sales tax, debasement of the coinage, attacks on the Jews and Templars), but without finding an adequate solution."