Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A writ to recover escuage.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Writ for having (or to have) escuage or scutage. A writ which anciently lay against tenants by knight-service, to compel them to serve In the king's wars or send substitutes or to pay es-cuage; that ls a sum of money. Fitzh. Nat. Brev. 83, C. The same writ lay for one who had already served In the king's army or paid a fine instead, against those who held of him by knight-service, to recover his escuage or scutage. Reg. Orig. 88; Fitzh. Nat. Brev. 83, D, F.