Origin of escuage
1505–15; < Anglo-French, Old French, equivalent to escu (< Latin scūtum shield) + -age -age
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Examples from the Web for escuage
Their feudal service was now commuted for an escuage, which fell very short of the expenses incurred in a protracted campaign.
Amid the obligations was that of escuage, by which the price of a knight's fee should be paid every year.Sir Nigel
Arthur Conan Doyle
Soone after whose arriuall, escuage was gathered through the realme towards the bearing of the kings charges.
When the custom of escuage arose is a matter which no antiquarian researches have settled.The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2)
- (in medieval Europe) another word for scutage
C16: from Old French, from escu shield, from Latin scūtum
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