noun scav·age \ˈskavij\

Definition of scavage



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

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Origin and Etymology of scavage

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 — more at show

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to criticize severely

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