Taille

• (n.) The French name for the tenor voice or part; also, for the tenor viol or viola. • (n.) Any imposition levied by the king, or any other lord, upon his subjects. • (n.) A tally; an account scored on a piece of wood.
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taille

1. A tally; an account scored on a piece of wood. 'Whether that he paid or took by taille.' (Chaucer) ... 2. Any imposition levied by the king, or any other lord, upon his subjects. 'The taille, as it still subsists in France, may serve as an example of those ancient tallages. It was a tax upon the profits of the farmer, which they estimate by the ...
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Taille

[instrument] The taille, also called the taille d`hautbois, was a Baroque tenor oboe pitched in F. It had a straight body, an open bell, and two keys. The instrument was first used in Alcidiane by Jean-Baptiste Lully in 1658. It was employed in several Bach cantatas. Today, the taille is rare outside period ensembles, and a cor anglais is c...
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Taille

Taille noun [ French See Tally , Tailor .] 1. A tally; an account scored on a piece of wood. [ Obsolete] « Whether that he paid or took by taille Chaucer. 2. (O. F. Law) Any imposition levied by the king, or any other lord, upon his ...
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Taille

A royal tax, in principle pro capita, whose amount was fixed before collecting.
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taille

A tax levied on members of the Third Estate, based upon the amount of land they owned.
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taille

In pre-revolutionary France, either of two forms of taxation. The personal taille, levied from the 15th century, was assessed by tax collectors on the individual's personal wealth. Nobles,...
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Taille

Obs. tax imposed on the revenues of non-nobility.
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taille

taille: see tallage.
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taille

the most important direct tax of the pre-Revolutionary monarchy in France. Its unequal distribution, with clergy and nobles exempt, made it one of ... [4 related articles]
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Taille

The taille was a form of income tax imposed on unprivileged classes, especially peasant farmers, in France by the king. The tax was levied in those provinces that were 'pays d'election' but not in those provinces that were 'pay d'etat'. The tax was considered unjust and was abolished by the French Revolution.
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