scut-, scute-

(Latin: shield; a broad piece of metal or another suitable material, held by straps or a handle attached on one side, used as a protection against blows or missiles.)

escuage (s) (noun), escuages (pl)
Service of the shield, a kind of knight service by which a person was bound to follow his lord to war.
escutcheon (s) (noun), escutcheons (pl)
1. A shield or emblem bearing a coat of arms: In the museum, the visitors were able to view the different escutcheons in history which the knights used during their battles.
2. The covering surrounding a door handle, keyhole, etc. in order to protect the surface behind it: Mrs. Smith wanted ornamental escutcheons for her light switches to match the color of the walls.
A  shield on which a coat of arms is shown.
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esquire (s) (noun), esquires (pl)
Someone who carried a shield: In England esquire is a title that was given to the eldest sons of knights.
scutage (s) (noun), scutages (pl)
1. A tax which was paid instead of serving in military service: Scutage that was a significant source of revenue in England in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
2. Etymology: from Latin sc?t?gium, from sc?tum, "shield".
scutcheon (s) (noun), scutcheons (pl)
A plate of metal; such as, a shield that is emblazoned or displaying a coat of arms.
Scutellosaurus (s) (noun), Scutellosauruses (PL)
A small shield lizard from Late Jurassic Arizona (southwestern USA). Named by Edwin Harris Colbert (born 1905) in 1981.
scutiform (adjective), more scutiform, most scutiform
A reference to having the shape of a shield or shield-shaped.
Scuto bonae voluntatis tuae coronasti nos. (Latin motto)
Translation: "With the shield of Thy good-will Thou hast covered us."

Motto of the State of Maryland, U.S.A. Also translated as, "With favor wilt Thou encompass us as with a shield."

squire (s) (noun), squires (pl)
A young nobleman who was a shield-bearer or armor-bearer and an assistant and an escort of a knight.
squirearchy (s) (noun), squirearchies (pl)
1. The collective body of squires, landed proprietors, or country gentry; the class to which these men belong, regarded especially in respect of their political or social influences.
2. The rule or government by a squire or squires.