from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Payment to a lord in lieu of military service.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In later feudal law, a commutation paid by feudal tenants in lieu of military service; scutage.
Old French escuage. (Wiktionary)