Examples from the Web for tallage
Tallage, even arbitrary tallage, was but a tax after all, and did not detract from personal freedom or free tenure in this sense.
Tallage was first imposed on the colony in the first year of this reign, but yielded little, and tithes were not much better paid.
In the latter instance the king also gave leave to the lay and spiritual nobility to set a tallage on their own tenants.
Now and then it is mentioned that tallage is to be levied once a year although the amount remains uncertain.The Danes in Lancashire and Yorkshire|S. W. Partington
This matter of tallage could certainly be treated as an alteration of services, and sent for trial to the Common Bench.
British Dictionary definitions for tallage
- a tax levied by the Norman and early Angevin kings on their Crown lands and royal towns
- a toll levied by a lord upon his tenants or by a feudal lord upon his vassals