Definition of murage in English:
noun[mass noun] British historical
Tax levied for building or repairing the walls of a town.
- It received its first grant of murage in 1261, yet foreign merchants complained in the following year that although murage was being collected they could see no wall-building.
- In March 1340 he travelled to London on community business, to show proof to the city authorities that Lynn burgesses were exempt from murage exactions there.
- Records of such royal orders and licences for England, Ireland and Wales can be found in The Calendar of Patent Rolls, for example this grant of murage to Northampton.
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