A word used metaphorically for a share of a man’s substance paid by way of tribute, toll, or tax, being derived from the French “taillcr,” which signifies to cut a piece out of the whole. Cowell. See State v. Switzler, 143 Mo. 287, 45 S. W. 245, 40 L. R. A. 2S0, 65 Am. St. Rep. 653; Lake Shore, etc., R. Co. v. Grand Rapids, 102 Mich. 374, 60 N. W. 767, 20 L. R. A. 195.
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