- An impost.
- (Britain, law, obsolete or historical) A certain rate or tax paid by barons, knights, and inferior tenants toward the public expenses.
- 1765, William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England, book I (Of the Rights of Persons), Oxford: […] Clarendon Press, OCLC 65350522:
- The land tax, in its modern shape, has superseded all the former methods of rating either property, or persons in respect of their property, whether by tenths or fifteenths, subsidies on land, hidages, scutages, or tallages
- To lay an impost upon.
- To cause to pay tallage.