Definition of Cornage

1. n. An ancient tenure of land, which obliged the tenant to give notice of an invasion by blowing a horn.

Definition of Cornage

1. Noun. A feudal tax levied on horned cattle ¹

2. Noun. (legal) An ancient tenure of land, which obliged the tenant to give notice of an invasion by blowing a horn. ¹

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Definition of Cornage

1. a feudal service [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cornage

corn spurrey
corn spurry
corn starch
corn starches
corn sugar
corn sugars
corn syrup
corn syrups
corn tash
corn thistle
corn thistles
corn whiskey
corn whisky
cornage (current term)

Literary usage of Cornage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Historical Review by American historical association (1904)
"Obvious as this principle is, it has been t——• °° often disregarded, and particularly in the discussions of cornage tl ^^s disregard has produced ..."

2. The Commune of London and Other Studies by John Horace Round (1899)
"XIII Castle-ward and cornage I PRO POSE to deal in this chapter with two subjects which are wholly distinct, but which it has now been proposed, ..."

3. The Harleian Miscellany; Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1810)
"... England against the Inroads of the Sec :;. Their many Castles and Towers. Their ancient Families and Nanus. Of the Tenure in cornage. Of Cheviot-Hills. ..."

4. The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical by John Britton, Joseph Nightingale, James Norris Brewer, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Frederic Shoberl, John Bigland, Thomas Rees, Thomas Hood, John Harris, Edward Wedlake Brayley (1813)
"Twelve of the ancient barons of Northumberland paid castle- guard rents and cornage to this castle. These payments origi- Tiated in the tenures of their ..."

5. Calendar of the Close Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office: Prepared by Public Record Office, Great Britain Public Record Office, Great Britain (1904)
"6(/. to cornage, 20s. free rent ; 8d. for sea watch and 2s. for the ... of land in Dereham by homage and fealty and 20J. to cornage, worth 1 mark yearly ..."

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