gage (v.)
pledge, contract, stake
1H4 I.iii.171[Hotspur to Northumberland and Worcester] men of your nobility and power / Did gage them both in an unjust behalf
Ham I.i.91[Horatio to Marcellus and Barnardo, of King Hamlet's legal agreement with old Fortinbras] Against the which a moiety competent / Was gaged by our King
Luc.144[] one for all or all for one we gage
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