- a toll or tax for the repair or construction of the walls or fortifications of a town.
Origin of murage
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Examples from the Web for murage
A wall-tax called 'murage' was levied on the inhabitants of Cheshire for keeping the walls in repair.Cheshire
Charles E. Kelsey
Money was collected at the gates for the repair of the roads, a charge which was in addition to murage.
The Hanse Merchants were freed from payment of murage on account of their engagement to keep Bishopsgate in order.
- British archaic a tax levied for the construction or maintenance of town walls
C13: from Old French, ultimately from Latin mūrus wall
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