Definition of stallage in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈstɔːlɪdʒ/


[mass noun] British , chiefly historical
1Rental, taxation, or fees charged for the holding of a stall in a market.
Example sentences
  • Implement an increase in stallage and pitches rents on Tuesdays, Fridays and/or Saturdays.
  • These different taxes were known in England by the names of passage, pontage, lastage, and stallage.
  • We also forbid any one in all our land, on pain of £10 forfeiture to us, to exact toll, stallage, or any other custom from the men of Ipswich.
1.1The right to hold a stall in a market.
Example sentences
  • There arc only two modes by which the plaintiff can have sustained an injury — the depriving him of tolls or of stallage.
  • The grant of a market does not carry stallage with it, for stallage is not necessarily incident to a market, and the plaintiff can therefore only claim stallage as owner of the soil.


Middle English: shortening of Old French estalage, from estal 'stall'.

Words that rhyme with stallage


For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: stall|age

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.