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escuage


escuage


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Escuage  \Es"cu*age\  (?;  48),  n.  [OF.  escuage,  F.  ['e]cuage,  from 
  OF  escu  shield,  F.  ['e]cu.  See  {Esquire}.]  (Feud.  Law) 
  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}.  --Blackstone.