scutage

[skyoo-tij]

Origin of scutage

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English word from Medieval Latin word scūtāgium. See scutum, -age
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scutage

noun
  1. (in feudal society) a payment sometimes exacted by a lord from his vassal in lieu of military service

Word Origin for scutage

C15: from Medieval Latin scūtāgium, literally: shield dues, from Latin scūtum a shield
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