nCornage(Law) An ancient tenure of land, which obliged the tenant to give notice of an invasion by blowing a horn.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
ncornageAn ancient North English tenure of land, which obliged the tenant to give notice of an invasion of the Scots by blowing a horn. By this tenure many persons held their lands in the district adjoining the Picts' wall. This old service was afterward paid in money, and the sheriffs accounted for it under the title of cornagium.
ncornageIn feudal law, a tax or tribute on horned cattle.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
nCornagekorn′āj an ancient tenure of land in the north country, the tenant being bound to blow a horn in case of a Scottish foray.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF., horn-blowing, tax on horned cattle, fr. F. corne, a horn, L. cornu,
Horn tenures, locally known as cornage, were common.
"Bygone Cumberland and Westmorland" by Daniel Scott