plural -s
: a duty exacted in 14th, 15th, and 16th century England of nonresident merchants by mayors, sheriffs, or corporations on goods shown for sale

Word History


Middle English skawage, from Old North French escauwage inspection, from escauwer to inspect (of Germanic origin) + -age; akin to Old English scēawian to look at, see, inspect

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“Scavage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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