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scutage

[skyoo-tij] /ˈskyu tɪdʒ/
noun
1.
(in the feudal system) a payment exacted by a lord in lieu of military service due to him by the holder of a fee.
Origin of scutage
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin scūtāgium. See scutum, -age
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scutage

/ˈskjuːtɪdʒ/
noun
1.
(in feudal society) a payment sometimes exacted by a lord from his vassal in lieu of military service
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin scūtāgium, literally: shield dues, from Latin scūtum a shield
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