The form of taxation known as scutage, in the law of England under the feudal system, allowed a knight to "buy out" of the military service due to the Crown as a holder of a knight`s fee held under the feudal land tenure of knight-service. Its name derived from shield (in Latin: scutum). The term s...
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a tax levied in place of personal military service by VASSALs - a cash payment
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In medieval Europe, a feudal tax imposed on knights as a substitute for military service. It developed from fines for non-attendance at musters under the Carolingians, but in England by the 12th...
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Scu'tage noun [ Late Latin scutagium , from Latin scutum a shield.] (Eng. Hist.) Shield money; commutation of service for a sum of money. See Escuage .
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• (n.) Shield money; commutation of service for a sum of money. See Escuage.
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(scutage from Latin scutum, `shield`), in feudal law, payment made by a knight to commute the military service that he owed his lord. A lord might ... [7 related articles]
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scutage (skyOO'tij) , feudal payment, usually in cash, given in lieu of actual military service due from a vassal to an overlord. It applied especially to the vassals of the king. Scutage collection increased noticeably in the later 12th cent., no doubt partly because of the rise of a profession...
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old Eng. law. Tax imposed on Knights in lieu of military service. Used by the King of England in the late Middle Ages as a form of revenue to hire mercenaries. The name of a tax or contribution raised for the use of the king's armies by those who held lands by knight's service.
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Scutage was a sum of money payable by a knight under the feudal system for his fee by way of commutation for personal service. It was first exacted in 1159 and was restricted by Magna Carter.
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A payment in exchange for serving military service to a lord.
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