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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).

HARRAGE, HARRIAGE, n. Also harradge; hareadge. A variant of Arage, q.v., a feudal service of an uncertain nature, due from a tenant to a landlord. Gen. found in phr. harr(i)age and carriage. See also Carriage.Abd. 1714 Monymusk Papers (S.H.S.) 19:
Three goose, six cappons . . . with hareadge and cariadge and service to the heritor's croft.
Sc. 1762 Faculty Decis. III. 174:
It is an agreed point, that a vassal may still be obliged to perform harriage and carriage.
Per. c.1770 Stat. Acc.1 XV. 605:
These services were emphatically stiled bondage, particularly the manual labour at peats, hay, and harvest; working with a horse was called carriage; and these two species of labour, were, in the old tack, distinguished by the names of harrage and carrage.

[O.Sc. hareage, id., from c.1480.]

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