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Definition of the noun Scutage

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noun - plural: scutages

  1. A tax, in feudal times, paid in lieu of military service


Scutage: The form of taxation known as scutage, in the law of England under the feudal system, allowed a knight to "buy out" of the military service due to the Crown as a holder of a knight's fee held under the feudal land tenure of knight-service. Its name derived from shield. The term sometimes loosely applies to other pecuniary levies on the basis of the knight's fee, and also to taxes levied for war but not in lieu of military service.

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Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1907)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention

Scutage, while it existed, was another variety. The only representative of villein socage is the comparatively rare tenure of ancient demesne confined to manors, described in Domesday ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern ... (1995)

by Henry Campbell Black

SC0T8 SCUTAGE SOOTS. In English law. Assessments by commissioners of sewers. SCOTTARE. To pay scot, tax, or customary dues. Cowell. SCOUNDREL. An approbious epithet, Implying rascality, villainy, or a want or honor or integrity.

Google previewA Dictionary of World History (2015)

by Edmund Wright

scutage (or escutage; from Latin scutum, “shield”) The payment (usually 20 shillings) made by a knight to the English king in lieu of military service.

Google previewGlossographia Anglicana Nova OR, A DICTIONARY (1707)

INTERPRETING Such HARD WORDS of Whatever Language, as are at Present Used in the English Tongue, with Their Etymologies, Definitions, [&]c. Also, The Terms of Divinity, Law, Physick, Mathematicks, History, Agriculture, Logick, Metaphysicks, Grammar, Poetry, Musick, Heraldry, Architecture, Painting, War, and All Other Arts and Sciences are Herein Explain'd, from the Best Modern Authors, As, Sir Isaac Newton, Dr. Harris, Dr. Gregory, Mr. Lock, Mr. Evelyn, Mr. Dryden, Mr. Blunt, &c. Very Useful to All Those that Desire to Understand what They Read

- Scutage, (Lat.) from Scutum, a Shield, whereon they formerly wore a Device or military distinction, whence Scutum armorum a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Antiquities (1843)

And Elements of Archaeology, Classical and Mediæval by Thomas Dudley Fosbroke

Scutage. This was a commutation for personal service in foreign wars, paid by military tenants, at first only assessed upon military tenants who were Ecclesiasticks, 2 Henry II. but in 1159 made general. The reason was, that the feudal vassals ...

Google previewdictionary of national biography (1891)

A scutage of two marks was ...

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Scutage Meaning

Video shows what scutage means. A tax, paid in lieu of military service, that was a significant source of revenue in England in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

Scrabble value of S1C3U1T1A1G2E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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