chivage
Chiefage Chief"age (-[asl]j), n. [OF. chevage, fr. chief head. See {Chief}.] A tribute by the head; a capitation tax. [Written also {chevage} and {chivage}.] [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • chivage — variant of chevage …   Useful english dictionary

  • chevage — Chiefage Chief age ( [asl]j), n. [OF. chevage, fr. chief head. See {Chief}.] A tribute by the head; a capitation tax. [Written also {chevage} and {chivage}.] [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chiefage — Chief age ( [asl]j), n. [OF. chevage, fr. chief head. See {Chief}.] A tribute by the head; a capitation tax. [Written also {chevage} and {chivage}.] [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chiefage — A chiefage, or chevage, according to Henry de Bracton, was a tribute by the head; or a kind of poll money paid by those who held lands in villeinage, or otherwise, to their lords, in acknowledgement. The word seems also to have been used for a… …   Wikipedia

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