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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Trewage, Treuage, Truage, n. [ME and e.m.E. truage (Layamon), treuage (Manning), trewage (c1440), OF treuage.] Tribute, service done or payment made (by an inferior or subordinate to a superior) by way of tribute. Also, a state of subjection involving payment of tribute. ?1438 Alex. ii 1833.
Thare wirthit the cietezenis pay treuage, Or resist the kingis great outrage
?1438 Alex. ii 1852.
My treuage sal be payt with my brand
c1420 Wynt. iii 892.
Thare wes cyteis syndry, That aucht trewage to Medy The quhilkys … Payid noucht thare for alwayis
c1420 Wynt. v 505.
That kyng … hale denyit for to pay Till Rome the trewage
c1420 Wynt. iv 2010.
For that caus thai freyde were Fra the trewage off ten yhere
c1420 Wynt. v 285.
He tuk the trewage off Brettane That Julyus Cesare before wane
1456 Hay I 212/36.
The emperour fred thame … fra all subjectioun, and servitute of truage, the quhilk thai payit of before to the empire
1460 Hay Alex. 2293.
Quhat thow will on thi behalf we say Till our maister … We sall it say … Than said the king … Ȝe sall say this … As langand the first point of ȝour trewage
1460 Hay Alex. 18314.
And [five-and-twentie] kynd of seir langage I haue put vnder tribute and trewage
c1475 Wall. ix 1711.
Than Hew the Hay, that duelt wndyr trewage, Off Inglismen son he gaiff our the wage; Mar for to pay as than he likyt nocht

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