Tapu resmi

The tapu resmi was a feudal land-registration tax in the Ottoman Empire. A tapu was the equivalent of a title deed for farmland, in a feudal system where farmers were proprietors rather than outright owners; this would be recorded in a tapu tahrir, a survey of land ownership and land grants which the Ottoman government used to update land-tax reco...
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