What is another word for sclaff?

5 synonyms found


[ sklˈaf], [ sklˈaf], [ s_k_l_ˈa_f]

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How to use "Sclaff" in context?

In general, a scalf is an informal word for "shoulder." However, in medieval law, a scalf was also a unit of taxation, equal to one quarter of ahide. A scalf was a tax-paying unit of land, with the width of a man's arm measurement as its base. This system of taxation was common in England in the 13th century, and continued until the 17th century.

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