Tal"lage (?), Tal"li*age (?), n. [F. taillage. See Taille, and cf. Tailage.] O. Eng.Law
A certain rate or tax paid by barons, knights, and inferior tenants, toward the public expenses.
[Written also tailage
When paid out of knight's fees, it was called scutage; when by cities and burghs, tallage; when upon lands not held by military tenure, hidage.
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