Tallage Tal"lage, Talliage Tal"li*age, n. [F. taillage. See {Taille}, and cf. {Tailage}.] (O. Eng. Law) A certain rate or tax paid by barons, knights, and inferior tenants, toward the public expenses. [Written also {tailage}, {taillage}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: When paid out of knight's fees, it was called {scutage}; when by cities and burghs, {tallage}; when upon lands not held by military tenure, {hidage}. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • Scutage — Scu tage (?; 48), n. [LL. scutagium, from L. scutum a shield.] (Eng. Hist.) Shield money; commutation of service for a sum of money. See {Escuage}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scutage — [skyo͞ot′ij] n. [ML scutagium < L scutum, a shield: see SCUTUM] a tax paid by the holder of a knight s fee, usually in lieu of feudal military service …   English World dictionary

  • Scutage — The tax of scutage or escuage, in the law of England under the feudal system, allowed a knight to buy out of the military service due to the Crown from the holder of a knight s fee. Its name derived from the knightly shield (in Latin: scutum ).… …   Wikipedia

  • scutage — /skyooh tij/, n. (in the feudal system) a payment exacted by a lord in lieu of military service due to him by the holder of a fee. [1425 75; late ME < ML scutagium. See SCUTUM, AGE] * * * ▪ feudal law also called  shield money , French  écuage … …   Universalium

  • Scutage — A *fine or money paid in lieu of military service i.e. shield money; tax on an estate. The Latin form was scutagium. Land held of the king by tenants in chief owed military service, i.e. the supply of a specified number of knights when called… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • scutage — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scutage —    If a man at arms or knight didn t want to perform military service, as stipulated under the terms by which he held his fiefdom, he could pay his lord a fee to avoid this service. This fee was called a Scutage …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • scutage — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin scutagium, from Latin scutum shield more at esquire Date: 15th century a tax levied on a vassal or a knight in lieu of military service …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scutage — noun A tax, in feudal times, paid in lieu of military service …   Wiktionary

  • scutage — [ skju:tɪdʒ] noun (in a feudal society) money paid by a vassal to his lord in lieu of military service. Origin ME: from med. L. scutagium, from L. scutum shield …   English new terms dictionary

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