Focage


Focage
Hearth-money. A tax paid on the number of hearths in a house. [< Lat. focus = hearth, fire] -

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • focage — † ˈfocage Obs. [ad. mod.L. focagium, f. L. focus, F. feu: see feuage.] = feuage. in Phillips (ed. Kersey). 1721–82 in Bailey …   Useful english dictionary

  • focage — /fowkaj/ House bote; fire bote …   Black's law dictionary

  • focage — /fowkaj/ House bote; fire bote …   Black's law dictionary

  • focage — A right of estovers. See firebote …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Fouage — *Hearth tax imposed by Edward, prince of Wales and Aquitaine, in 1364. Cf. Focage; Fumagium …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Fumagium — A hearth tax, used in *DB. It was also known as * reek silver . Cf. Focage …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Hearth-tax — Household tax determined by how many hearths there were. The Latin term in *DB = Fumagium < fumus = smoke. Cf. Focage …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • focale — Same as focage …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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