Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tax formerly paid to the kings of England for every hide of land.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tax formerly paid to the kings of England for every hide of land.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tax formerly paid to the kings of England for every hide of land.
  • n. The assessed value or measurement of an estate for this purpose.

Etymologies

hide +‎ -age, from hide a quantity of land. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There are thirty years 'claims of escuage unsettled, and there is Sergeant Wilkins, the lawyer of Guildford, whom I will warrant to draw up such arrears of dues and rents and issues of hidage and fodder-corn that these folk, who are as beggarly as they are proud, will have to sell the roof-tree over them ere they can meet them.

    Sir Nigel

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