Taille

Taille

(?), n. [F. See Tally, Tailor.] 1. A tally; an account scored on a piece of wood. [Obs.]
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Whether that he paid or took by taille.
Chaucer.
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2. (O. F. Law) Any imposition levied by the king, or any other lord, upon his subjects.
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The taille, as it still subsists in France, may serve as an example of those ancient tallages. It was a tax upon the profits of the farmer, which they estimate by the stock that he has upon the farm.
A. Smith.
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3. (Mus.) The French name for the tenor voice or part; also, for the tenor viol or viola.
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