Search Result for "scot and lot":
1. obligations of all kinds taken as a whole;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Scot \Scot\, n. [Icel. skot; or OF. escot, F. ['e]cot, LL. scottum, scotum, from a kindred German word; akin to AS. scot, and E. shot, shoot; cf. AS. sce['o]tan to shoot, to contribute. See Shoot, and cf. Shot.] A portion of money assessed or paid; a tax or contribution; a mulct; a fine; a shot. [1913 Webster] Scot and lot, formerly, a parish assessment laid on subjects according to their ability. [Eng.] --Cowell. Now, a phrase for obligations of every kind regarded collectivelly. [1913 Webster] Experienced men of the world know very well that it is best to pay scot and lot as they go along. --Emerson. [1913 Webster] ScotalWordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
scot and lot n 1: obligations of all kinds taken as a wholeBouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
SCOT AND LOT, Eng. law. The name of a customary contribution, laid upon all the subjects according to their ability.