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escuage

[es-kyoo-ij] /ˈɛs kyu ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; < Anglo-French, Old French, equivalent to escu (< Latin scūtum shield) + -age -age
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Examples for escuage
  • Other taxes were raised from escuage, fees for knights' service, and by other means arising out of the feudal system.
British Dictionary definitions for escuage

escuage

/ˈɛskjʊɪdʒ/
noun
1.
(in medieval Europe) another word for scutage
Word Origin
C16: from Old French, from escu shield, from Latin scūtum
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