from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A capitation tax; an equal tax or tribute per person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See chiefage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as chiefage.
Old French chevage, from chief ("head") + -age. (Wiktionary)
When permission was obtained to remain away from the manor as an inhabitant of another vill or of a town, it was only upon payment of a periodical sum, frequently known as "chevage" or head money.