- 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
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- a fee formerly paid to a miller for grinding grain
- the right to receive such a fee
C13: from Old French moulture, from Medieval Latin molitūra a grinding, from Latin molere