Definition of Rome penny in English:

Rome penny

noun

historical
  • An annual tax formerly paid in England, principally before the Reformation, to the papal see at Rome; = Peter's penny.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Laws: Norðhymbra Preosta Lagu. From Rome + penny.

Pronunciation

Rome penny

/ˈrəʊm ˌpɛni/