murage

[ myoo r-ij ]
/ ˈmyʊər ɪdʒ /

noun English Law.

a toll or tax for the repair or construction of the walls or fortifications of a town.

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Origin of murage

1225–75; Middle English < Old French, equivalent to mur(er) to wall about (see mure) + -age -age
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Example sentences from the Web for murage

  • Money was collected at the gates for the repair of the roads, a charge which was in addition to murage.

    The Story of London|Henry B. Wheatley
  • The Hanse Merchants were freed from payment of murage on account of their engagement to keep Bishopsgate in order.

    The Story of London|Henry B. Wheatley
  • A wall-tax called 'murage' was levied on the inhabitants of Cheshire for keeping the walls in repair.

    Cheshire|Charles E. Kelsey

British Dictionary definitions for murage

murage
/ (ˈmjʊərɪdʒ) /

noun

British archaic a tax levied for the construction or maintenance of town walls

Word Origin for murage

C13: from Old French, ultimately from Latin mūrus wall
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