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[muhl-cher] /ˈmʌl tʃər/
noun, Scots Law.
a toll or fee given to the proprietor of a mill for the grinding of grain, usually consisting of a fixed proportion of the grain brought or of the flour made.
Origin of multure
1250-1300; Middle English multir < Old French molture < Medieval Latin molitūra a grinding, equivalent to Latin molit(us) (past participle of molere) to grind + -ūra -ure Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for multure


noun (Scot)
a fee formerly paid to a miller for grinding grain
the right to receive such a fee
Word Origin
C13: from Old French moulture, from Medieval Latin molitūra a grinding, from Latin molere
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