Taille meaning

tāl, täyə
(historical) A form of taxation levied on the land of peasants in pre-Revolutionary France.
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A form of direct royal taxation that was levied in France before 1789 on nonprivileged subjects and lands and tended to weigh most heavily on the peasants.
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A French feudal tax imposed by the king or a lord.
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Origin of taille

  • French from Old French division tail2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French taille (“cut", noun).

    From Wiktionary