Carucage

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Carucage (Old Eng. Law) A tax on every plow or plowland.
    • Carucage The act of plowing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n carucage The act of plowing.
    • n carucage A former tax on land or landholders, fixed at a specified sum on each carucate, or about 100 acres of land. It succeeded the Danegeld (which see).
    • n carucage Also formerly caruage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Carucage a tax on the carucate, first imposed by Richard I. in 1198
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. carrucagium,OF. charuage,.), fr. LL. carruca, plow, fr. L. carruca, coach
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. carrucāta, ploughland—carruca, plough, from root of Car.

Usage

In literature:

Aids, tallages, and carucage were imposed.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Carucage substituted for Danegeld, 162.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
The word carucage remained in use for some time longer, and then other names were given to the various taxes on land.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
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