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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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