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ˈskyu tɪdʒscu·tage

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  1. scutage(Noun)

    A tax, in feudal times, paid in lieu of military service

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scutage(noun)

    shield money; commutation of service for a sum of money. See Escuage

    Etymology: [LL. scutagium, from L. scutum a shield.]


  1. Scutage

    The form of taxation known as scutage, in the law of England under the feudal system, allowed a knight to "buy out" of the military service due to the Crown as a holder of a knight's fee held under the feudal land tenure of knight-service. Its name derived from shield. The term sometimes loosely applies to other pecuniary levies on the basis of the knight's fee, and also to taxes levied for war but not in lieu of military service.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scutage

    skū′tāj, n. a tax, instead of personal service, which a vassal or tenant owed to his lord, sometimes levied by the crown in feudal times.—Also Es′cuage. [O. Fr. escuage—L. scutum, shield.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scutage in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scutage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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