/ (ˈθɜːlɪdʒ) /
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noun Scots law (formerly)
an obligation imposed upon tenants of certain lands requiring them to have their grain ground at a specified mill
the fee paid for grinding the grain
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Word Origin for thirlage
C16: variant of earlier thrillage, from thrill, Scottish variant of thrall
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Example sentences from the Web for thirlage
I could speak to the thirlage of invecta et illata too, but let that pass.The Monastery|Sir Walter Scott
Statutory provision has been made for the commutation of these duties (Thirlage Act 1799), and they have now almost disappeared.