[ 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.
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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
Words nearby multure
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British Dictionary definitions for multure
/ (ˈmʌltʃə) /
a fee formerly paid to a miller for grinding grain
the right to receive such a fee
Word Origin for multure
C13: from Old French moulture, from Medieval Latin molitūra a grinding, from Latin molere
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