Definition of Escuage

1. n. Service of the shield, a species of knight service by which a tenant was bound to follow his lord to war, at his own charge. It was afterward exchanged for a pecuniary satisfaction. Called also scutage.



Definition of Escuage

1. Noun. (historical mediaeval) Payment to a lord in lieu of military service. ¹

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Definition of Escuage

1. scutage [n -S] - See also: scutage

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Escuage

escritoires
escritorial
escroc
escrocs
escrod
escrods
escrol
escroll
escrolls
escrols
escrow
escrow funds
escrowed
escrowing
escrows
escuage (current term)
escuages
escudo
escudos
esculapian
esculent
esculents
esculic
esculic acid
esculin
escutcheon
escutcheon pin
escutcheoned
escutcheons
esemplastic

Literary usage of Escuage

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1. Littleton's Tenures in English by Thomas Littleton, Eugene Wambaugh (1903)
"And some hold by the custom1 that, if escuage. be assessed by authority of parliament at any ... But because the escuage that they should pay is uncertain, ..."

2. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Or, A Commentary ...by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1853)
"escuage. Sect. 95. ... upon this Section of Littleton; as to which see note 2, of 64. a. ante, and the note at the end of this Chapter of escuage, post. ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"(c) escuage or scutage.—These services, both of chivalry and grand ... escuage; being indeed a pecuniary instead of a military, service. ..."

4. Lyttleton, His Treatise of Tenures: In French and English by Thomas Littleton, Thomas Edlyne Tomlins (1841)
"escuage was rather a service incident to or as a commutation of a tenure, ... Tenure by escuage, indeed, appears to have been of a very amphibious nature, ..."

5. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary ...by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1853)
"escuage. Sect. 95. (6). ... that is, service of the shield ; and that tenant, which holdeth his land by escuage, holdeth by knights service. ..."

6. History of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1899)
"A provision was made in the charter of John that no aid or escuage should be imposed, except in the three feudal cases of aid, without consent of parliament ..."

7. A Manual of Elementary Law: Being a Summary of the Well-settled Elementary by William Pinckney Fishback (1896)
"escuage.—As the hereditary character of fiefs became established, the tenant ceased to be dependent and subject to his lord. In course of time, ..."

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