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murage

[ myoor-ij ]

noun

, English Law.
  1. a toll or tax for the repair or construction of the walls or fortifications of a town.


murage

/ ˈmjʊərɪdʒ /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of murage1

1225–75; Middle English < Old French, equivalent to mur ( er ) to wall about ( mure ) + -age -age

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Word History and Origins

Origin of murage1

C13: from Old French, ultimately from Latin mūrus wall

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Example Sentences

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

A wall-tax called 'murage' was levied on the inhabitants of Cheshire for keeping the walls in repair.

The Hanse Merchants were freed from payment of murage on account of their engagement to keep Bishopsgate in order.

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