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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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ARAGE, ARRAGE, ARRIAGE, n. (See 3rd quot.)Sc. 1795 Stat. Acc.1 XIV. 164:
Upon Lord Breadalbane's estate, there is little reason of complaint, as bonnage, arrage and carriage, are mostly abolished.
Sc. 1808 Jam.:
Arage. . . . This custom is not entirely abolished in some parts of S[cotland].
Sc. 1909 Green's Encycl. Law of Sc. I. 447:
Arage. A term used to signify services by horses, or carriage by horses, due by a tenant to his landlord.

[Arage, a reduced form of average. The alternative arriage is prob. due to the association of the word with carriage in the phr. arriage and carriage. As this phr. was indefinite in meaning, exaction of any service under it was debarred by Act 20 (1747) Geo. II. cap. 50 §§ 21, 22.]

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