Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of plowing.
- n. A former tax on land or landholders, fixed at a specified sum on each carucate, or about 100 acres of land. It succeeded the Danegeld (which see).
- n. Also formerly caruage.
- n. historical A form of land taxation that replaced Danegeld in twelfth-century England
- n. obsolete The act of ploughing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Old Eng. Law.) A tax on every plow or plowland.
- n. rare The act of plowing.
- Late Latin carrucagium. (Wiktionary)
“This was done by ordering a carucage at the rate of three shillings on the ploughland.”
“The inquest was made by juries of the hundreds, after a method very similar to that lately employed in the carucage of 1198, and earlier in the Domesday survey by William the”
“Besides these there had been demanded the carucage of 1200 and the seventh of personal property of 1204, to say nothing of some extraordinary exactions.”
“He had restored the Danegeld, or land tax, so often abolished, under the new name of 'carucage,' had seized the wool of the Cistercians and the plate of the churches, and rated movables as well as land.”
“Besides all kinds of irregular expedients the Danegeld had been practically revived, and to it was now given the name of carucage, a tax of two shillings on every plough-land.”
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