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n.1.See Chiefage.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Servile status was inherited `by blood' and the tenant's children were liable to servile dues, such as chevage, for living outside the manor, or merchet, for a woman's marriage.(45) Not every child was actually charged these fines,(46) but this does not undermine the point that they were liable to be charged because of their father's tenure and status.