Definition of Taille

1. n. A tally; an account scored on a piece of wood.



Definition of Taille

1. Noun. (historical) A form of taxation levied on the land of peasants in pre-Revolutionary France. ¹

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Definition of Taille

1. a former French tax [n -S]

Medical Definition of Taille

1. 1. A tally; an account scored on a piece of wood. "Whether that he paid or took by taille." (Chaucer) 2. Any imposition levied by the king, or any other lord, upon his subjects. "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) 3. The French name for the tenor voice or part; also, for the tenor viol or viola. Origin: F. See Tally, Tailor. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Taille

tailgate-party
tailgate parties
tailgate party
tailgated
tailgater
tailgaters
tailgates
tailgating
tailgut
tailhead
tailheads
tailings
taillamp
taillamps
taille (current term)
tailles
tailless
tailless tenrec
taillessness
tailleur
tailleurs
taillie
taillies
taillight
taillights
taillike
tailor
tailor's
tailor's chalk

Literary usage of Taille

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1908)
"But, above all, he insisted on a more careful supervision of the collection of the taille at each of its stages. He urged the intendants to keep a jealous ..."

2. European Theories of the Drama: An Anthology of Dramatic Theory and by Barrett Harper Clark (1918)
"JEAN DE LA taille Jean de la taille was born at Bonda- roy about 1540. His noble birth and good education enabled him to make a name for himself, ..."

3. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"But, above all, he insisted on a more careful supervision of the collection of the taille at \.< each of its stages. He urged the intendants to keep a ..."

4. The Ancient RĂ©gime by Hippolyte Taine (1876)
"The principal of the taille being one, the figures in the last column represent, for each province, the total of the four taxes in relation to the taille. ..."

5. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1848)
"... which separated the different provinces in respect of their interests and domestic government from each other. the perpetual taille established about Hi ..."

6. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1837)
"... which separated the different provinces in respect of their interests and domestic government from each other. the perpetual taille established about ..."

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