In old English legislation. A type of tax or tribute anciently enforced upon every plow, (carue or plow-land,) for public service. Spelman.
A tax on every plow or plowland.
- The act of plowing.
In 1198, to satisfy the king's demand for money, Hubert demanded a carucage or plough-tax of five shillings on every plough-land (carucate) under cultivation.