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 tax levied on each hide of land.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    An extraordinary tax formerly payable to the crown for every hide of land. This taxation was levied,not in money, but provision of armor, etc. Cowell.