Aulnage


Aulnage
Orig. the process of measuring by the *ell; this came to refer both to the measuring and inspection of cloth, and also the fee paid for that service. Aulnage accounts were made up for all home-produced cloth from the 13c to the 14c. These were made by the crown for taxation purposes: the wool industry, being so large, was at the centre of the English economy and crucial to royal revenues. These accounts provide a broad, if not precise, picture of the fortunes and fluctuations of the English sheep industry: before the mid-14c healthy and expanding; after the *Black Death in decline and stagnating. The Latin term was alnagium. [< OldFr. alner = to measure by the *ell.]

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  • aulnage — Aulnage, m. penac. est tantost l action de mesurer. Mensura, comme L aulnage en est mal aisé. Mensuratio difficilis est. et tantost la quantité et droicture du mesurage, c est à dire la mesure mesme, comme, faites bon aulnage. c. faites bonne… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Aulnage — Aul nage, Aulnager Aul na*ger, n. See {Alnage} and {Alnager}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aulnage — aulnage, aulnager variant spellings of ↑alnage, ↑alnager …   Useful english dictionary

  • aulnage — ⇒AUNAGE2, AULNAGE, subst. masc. Région. (Anjou, Canada). Aunaie ou aulnaie : • À l eau déjà haute qui noyait la commune, hormis la pointe et quelques levées de terre en saillie çà et là, bientôt vinrent s ajouter les eaux des lacs. Puis la fumée… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • aulnage — See alnager …   Black's law dictionary

  • aulnage — See alnager …   Black's law dictionary

  • aulnage — Same as alnage …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Aulnager — Aulnage Aul nage, Aulnager Aul na*ger, n. See {Alnage} and {Alnager}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aulnager — aulnage, aulnager variant spellings of ↑alnage, ↑alnager …   Useful english dictionary

  • aulnageaulnager — aulnage, aulnager variant spellings of alnage, alnager …   Useful english dictionary


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