Q. 454.7( 7 Votes )

Define tithes and taille.

Answer :

The nobles of the second estate enjoyed certain privileges like taking dues or tax from the peasants. It was the duty of the peasants to provide services to the lord, to work in the field and in the army. Along with this, they also had to pay taxes known as Tithes and Taille. Tithes were a tax imposed by the government on the peasants which include one-tenth of the total agricultural production. Taille was a type of direct tax, which had to pay by all the members of the third estate. Big businessmen, merchants, court officials, lawyers etc., Peasants and artisans, Small peasants, landless labour, servant were all the members of the Third estate.

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