hidage

noun

hid·​age
ˈhīdij
plural -s
old English law
1
: a tax or tribute paid to the royal exchequer for every hide of land
2
: the value or measure assessed as a basis for hidage

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin hidagium, from hida hide (from Middle English hyde) + -agium -age

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“Hidage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hidage. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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