chevage

noun

che·​vage
ˈchēvij
variants or chivage
ˈchiv-
plural -s
: a capitation tax or tribute formerly paid to a lord or a superior

Word History

Etymology

Middle English chyvage, from Middle French chevage, from Old French, from chief head + -age

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“Chevage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chevage. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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