Definition of Thirlage

1. n. The right which the owner of a mill possesses, by contract or law, to compel the tenants of a certain district, or of his sucken, to bring all their grain to his mill for grinding.



Definition of Thirlage

1. Noun. (obsolete) (''Scots'') The right of the owner of a mill to compel tenants to bring all their grain to that mill for milling. ¹

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Definition of Thirlage

1. an obligation requiring feudal tenants to grind grain at a certain mill [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thirlage

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thirdborn
thirdborns
thirdborough
thirdboroughs
thirde
thirded
thirdhand
thirding
thirdings
thirdly
thirdness
thirds
thirdy
thirl
thirlage (current term)
thirlages
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thirst
thirst fever
thirst for knowledge
thirsted
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thirsteth
thirstier
thirstiest
thirstily

Literary usage of Thirlage

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Landlord and Tenant: With an Appendix Containing by Robert Hunter, William Guthrie (1876)
"Usage regulates—1st, The extent of thirlage and ... Bruce Elch. (thirlage) No. 2. E. of Hopetoun ut sup. 5 B. 740. Murray v. M'Culloch, 1745. Elch. (Mult. ..."

2. Decisions of the Court of Session: From the Year 1733 to the Year 1754 ...by Scotland Court of Session, Patrick Grant Elchies, William Maxwell Morison by Scotland Court of Session, Patrick Grant Elchies, William Maxwell Morison (1813)
"IN a question concerning the thirlage of the burgh of Falkirk, whether it extended to ... thirlage found sufficiently constituted by coming to a ..."

3. A Hand-book of the Law of Scotland by James Lorimer, Dugald M'Kechnie (1873)
"thirlage.—By this servitude, the proprietors or tenants of lands are bound to carry the grain which their lands produce to be ground at a particular mill, ..."

4. An Institute of the Law of Scotland: In Four Books : in the Order of Sir ...by John Erskine, George Mackenzie, James Ivory by John Erskine, George Mackenzie, James Ivory (1828)
"... thirlage under 39. Geo. Ш. c. 55, 453, note f. COMPANIES. Public trading companies are proper corporations, 215, 64. How such companies are constituted, ..."

5. A Digest of the Law of Scotland: With Special Reference to the Office and by Hugh Barclay, Scotland (1855)
"GRAIN GROWING is the subject of theft; 1 Hume, 79. Maliciously burning thereof is a capital crime ; Ibid. 125, 131. GRANA CRESCENTIA—thirlage of all grain ..."

6. A Handbook of Prescription According to the Law of Scotlandby John Hepburn Millar, Mark Napier by John Hepburn Millar, Mark Napier (1893)
"... 65. to patronage, 66. to servitudes, 67. to thirlage, 70. unnecessary in certain cases of prescription, 72 seq. particularly in right of way (qv), 74. ..."

7. Decisions of the Court of Session: From the Year 1733 to the Year 1754 by Scotland Court of Session, Patrick Grant Elchies (1813)
"Some of them set up steel mills, and the Earl pursued declarator of the thirlage, and proved those facts, and proved also by parole evidence the fining of ..."

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