scutage

[ skyoo-tij ]
/ ˈskyu tɪdʒ /
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noun

(in the feudal system) a payment exacted by a lord in lieu of military service due to him by the holder of a fee.

Nearby words

  1. scurvy,
  2. scurvy grass,
  3. scuse,
  4. scut,
  5. scuta,
  6. scutari,
  7. scutari, lake,
  8. scutate,
  9. scutch,
  10. scutch grass

Origin of scutage

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

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British Dictionary definitions for scutage

scutage

/ (ˈskjuːtɪdʒ) /

noun

(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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