Payment made by a *villein to his lord by way of poll tax; it was also payment made e.g. for permission to live away from the manor, as a *chapman travelling freely. The Latin word was chevagium, of which capitagium was a synonym. [< OldFr. chef]

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  • chevage — ● chevage nom masculin Impôt perçu par le seigneur sur un serf. ⇒CHEVAGE, subst. masc. DR. FÉOD. Capitation due par les serfs à leur seigneur, et, dans certaines régions, par les aubains et les bâtards. Les droits (...) de chevage, d aubain… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • chevage — 1. (che va j ) s. m. Terme de droit féodal. Droit dû par tout chef de famille bâtard ou aubain (Étymologie : chef). chevage 2. (che va j ) s. m. Action de donner au verre ramolli par la chaleur la forme d un moule (Étym. chever) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Chevage — Che vage, n. See {Chiefage}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chevage — Chiefage Chief age ( [asl]j), n. [OF. chevage, fr. chief head. See {Chief}.] A tribute by the head; a capitation tax. [Written also {chevage} and {chivage}.] [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chevage — /chiyvaj/ In old English law, a sum of money paid by villeins to their lords in acknowledgment of their bondage. It was exacted for permission to marry, and also permission to remain without the dominion of the lord. When paid to the king, it was …   Black's law dictionary

  • chevage — noun A capitation tax an equal tax/tribute per person …   Wiktionary

  • Chevage — 1) Payment, typically in kind, owed annually by villein living outside the manor. (Gies, Frances and Joseph. Life in a Medieval Village, 243) 2) An annual payment made to a lord by each of his unfree tenants. (Bennett, H.S. Life on the English… …   Medieval glossary

  • chevage — che·vage …   English syllables

  • chevage — Same as chiefage …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • chevage — …   Useful english dictionary

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