What is DE SCUTAGIO HABENDO?

Writ for having (or to have) escuage or scutage. A writ which anciently lay against tenants by
knight-service, to compel them to serve in the king’s wars or send substitutes or to pay
escuage ; that is a sum of money. Fitzh. Nat. Brev. 83, C. The same writ lay for one
who had already served in the king’s army, or paid a fine instead, against those who
held of him by knight-service, to recover his escuage or scutage. Reg. Orig. 88; Fitzh.
Nat. Brev. 83, D, F

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