Taxes imposed upon the serfs of an estate by the lord to supply the lord with an income. In the twelfth century, Tallage became more formalized, before that the lord could "Tallage at will" and charge any amount he desired. See Serf.

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  • Tallage — or talliage (from the French tailler, i.e. a part cut out of the whole) may have signified at first any tax, but became in England and France a landuse or land tenure tax. Later in England it was further limited to assessments by the crown upon… …   Wikipedia

  • tallage — [ talaʒ ] n. m. • 1860; de taller ♦ Agric. 1 ♦ Ensemble des talles; quantité des tiges adventices produites par un pied (d une plante herbacée). Le tallage d une variété de blé. 2 ♦ Production des talles. Par ext. Phase de la pousse des céréales… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tallage — des plantes d orge Le tallage est une propriété de nombreuses espèces de poacées (graminées) qui leur permet de produire de multiples tiges à partir de la plantule initiale assurant ainsi la formation de touffes denses. Ce phénomène est favorisé… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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

  • tallage — (ta la j ) s. m. Quantité de tiges que donne une touffe ou pied d orge, de blé. Le tallage du blé, de l orge. •   En comptant, dans les expériences que j ai faites sur la récolte de cette année, la totalité des tiges mortes, grêles ou vigoureuses …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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