A tax or toll levied to pay for the cost of defensive town walls, both for their building and repair. The Latin word used in the documents was muragium. It would be imposed on strangers entering the town. However, it was not a permanent tax. To impose murage required a licence from the king in which the length of time it could be collected was specified. [< Lat. murus = a wall] -

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  • murage — [ myraʒ ] n. m. • XIIIe; de murer ♦ Action de murer. Murage d une porte. ● murage nom masculin Action de murer ; fait d être muré. murage [myʀaʒ] n. m. ÉTYM. V. 1225 « ensemble de murs »; « action de murer », 1868; …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Murage — was a medieval toll for the building or repair of town walls in England and Wales. This was granted by the king by letters patent for a limited term, but the walls were frequently not completed within the term, so that the grant was periodically… …   Wikipedia

  • Murage — Mu rage, n. [F., fr. murer to wall, fr. mur wall, L. murus. See {Mure} a wall.] A tax or toll paid for building or repairing the walls of a fortified town. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • murage — /myoor ij/, n. Eng. Law. a toll or tax for the repair or construction of the walls or fortifications of a town. [1225 75; ME < OF, equiv. to mur(er) to wall about (see MURE) + age AGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • murage — (mu ra j ) s. m. 1°   État de ce qui est muré ; action de murer.    Terme d ancienne jurisprudence. Droit qu on levait pour l entretien d une ville et des monuments publics. HISTORIQUE    XVe s. •   ... Car lors chiet [tombe] le muraige [la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • murage — [ mjʊərɪdʒ] noun Brit. historical tax levied for building or repairing the walls of a town. Origin ME: from OFr. from mur wall , from L. murus …   English new terms dictionary

  • Murage — ♦ A toll charges to pay for the building or repair of town walls. (Reynolds, Susan. An Introduction to the History of English Medieval Towns, 199) …   Medieval glossary

  • murage — mu·rage …   English syllables

  • murage —   n. rate levied for upkeep of city s walls …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • murage — A payment of money in lieu of murorum operatio …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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