Word Of The Day 7-6-2017

murage

noun  mu·rage \ˈmyu̇rij\
Popularity: Bottom 10% of words

Definition

A tax or toll paid for building or repairing the walls of a fortified town.


Examples

Generous benefactors, like Sir Richard Whittington, frequently contributed to the cost, and sometimes a tax called murage was levied for the purpose which was collected by officers named muragers.
Vanishing England

For three days, the three busiest of the year, when we might do well out of tolls on carts and pack-horses and man-loads passing through the town to reach the fair, we must levy no charges, neither murage nor pavage.
St. Peter’s Fair

By fineounce and imposts I got and grew and by grossscruple gat I grown outreaches — ly: murage and lestage were my mains for Ouerlord’s tithing and my drains for render and prender the doles and the tribute:
Finnegans Wake


Origin

Middle English, from Middle French, from murer to enclose with a wall + -age


https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/murage

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