noun, plural tailles
[teylz; French tah-yuh] /teɪlz; French ˈtɑ yə/ (Show IPA)
French History. a tax that was levied by a king or seigneur on his subjects or on lands held under him and that became solely a royal tax in the 15th century from which the lords and later the clergy were exempt.
(in dressmaking) the waist or bodice of a garment.
Obsolete. the shape of one’s body from shoulders to waist; figure; build.
noun (pl) tailles (taɪ; taɪz; French) (tɑj)
(in France before 1789) a tax levied by a king or overlord on his subjects


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