murage

[ myoo r-ij ]
/ ˈmyʊər ɪdʒ /
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noun English Law.

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

Nearby words

  1. muonium,
  2. muppet,
  3. mur,
  4. mura,
  5. muraenid,
  6. mural,
  7. mural crown,
  8. mural endocarditis,
  9. mural thrombosis,
  10. mural thrombus

Origin of murage

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

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Examples 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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