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Meaning of tallage

tal•lage

Pronunciation: (tal'ij), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
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