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 for maile
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mail \Mail\, n. [F. maille, OF. also maaille, LL. medalia. See
     Medal.]
     1. A small piece of money; especially, an English silver
        half-penny of the time of Henry V. [Obs.] [Written also
        maile, and maille.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Rent; tribute. [Obs., except in certain compounds and
        phrases, as blackmail, mails and duties, etc.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Mail and duties (Scots Law), the rents of an estate, in
        whatever form paid.
        [1913 Webster]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MAILE, ancient English law. A small piece of money; it also signified a 
  rent, because the rent was paid with maile. 
  
  

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