maill

[ meyl ]
/ meɪl /
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noun Scot.

Definition for maill (2 of 2)

mail

3

or maill

[ meyl ]
/ meɪl /

noun Scot.

monetary payment or tribute, especially rent or tax.

Origin of mail

3
before 1150; Middle English (north) mal(e), late Old English māl agreement < Old Norse māl agreement, speech, cognate with Old English mǣl speech
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British Dictionary definitions for maill (1 of 4)

mail

1
/ (meɪl) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Formsmailable, adjectivemailability, noun

Word Origin for mail

C13: from Old French male bag, probably from Old High German malha wallet

British Dictionary definitions for maill (2 of 4)

mail

2
/ (meɪl) /

noun

a type of flexible armour consisting of riveted metal rings or links
the hard protective shell of such animals as the turtle and lobster

verb

(tr) to clothe or arm with mail
Derived Formsmail-less, adjective

Word Origin for mail

C14: from Old French maille mesh, from Latin macula spot

British Dictionary definitions for maill (3 of 4)

mail

3
/ (meɪl) /

noun

archaic, mainly Scot a monetary payment, esp of rent or taxes

Word Origin for mail

Old English māl terms, from Old Norse māl agreement

British Dictionary definitions for maill (4 of 4)

mail

4
/ (meɪl) /

noun

Australian informal a rumour or report, esp a racing tip
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