Definition for TAL'LAGE, or TAL'LI-AGE

TAL'LAGE, or TAL'LI-AGE, n. [Fr. tailler, to cut off. See Tail.]

Anciently, a certain rate or tax paid by barons, knights and inferior tenants, toward the public expenses. When it was paid out of knight's fees, it was called scutage; when by cities and burghs, talliage; when upon lands not held by military tenure, hidage. Blackstone.

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