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stallage

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Pronunciation: /ˈstɔːlɪdʒ
 
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Definition of stallage in English:

noun

[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.

Origin

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

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