What is SCUTAGE?

In feudal law. A tax or contribution raised by those that held lands by knight’s service, towards furnishing the king’s army, at the rate of one, two or three marks for every knight’s fee. A pecuniary composition or commutatioD SCUTAGE 1062

More On This Topic

Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of SCUTAGE helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary