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Escuage

(3 syl.) means “shield service,” and is applied to that obligation which bound a vassal to follow his lord to war at his own private charge. (French, escu, écu, a shield.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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