alms-fee

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English ælmes-feoh, from ælmesse (alms) + feoh (money). See fee.

Noun[edit]

alms-fee (plural alms-fees)

  1. (historical) An annual tax of one penny on every hearth, collected in England and Ireland and sent to Rome, from the beginning of the tenth century until it was abolished by Henry VIII.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]