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  1. scutage.
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Origin of escuage

1505–15; < Anglo-French, Old French, equivalent to escu (< Latin scūtum shield) + -age -age
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Historical Examples

  • Their feudal service was now commuted for an escuage, which fell very short of the expenses incurred in a protracted campaign.

    View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)

    Henry Hallam

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for escuage


  1. (in medieval Europe) another word for scutage
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Word Origin

C16: from Old French, from escu shield, from Latin scūtum
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