Scot and lot
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]


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  • Scot and lot — (0. Fr. escot , AS. sceot , a payment; lot, a portion or share) is a phrase common in the records of English medieval boroughs, applied to those householders who were assessed for a tax (such as tallage) paid to the borough for local or national… …   Wikipedia

  • Scot and lot — (del francés clásico escot, anglosajón sceot, es un pago; un lote, una porción o impuesto) es una frase común en los documentos ingleses de origen medieval.[1] Se solía emplear en aquellos impuestos de carácter urbano (como el tallaje). Se… …   Wikipedia Español

  • scot and lot — 1. Brit. Hist. a municipal tax assessed proportionately upon the members of a community. 2. pay scot and lot, to pay in full; settle finally. [1275 1325; ME, rhyming phrase; see SCOT, LOT] * * * …   Universalium

  • Scot and Lot — ♦ A traditional expression for borough dues; those paying scot and lot were normally householders paying their full dues and thus ranking as members of the town community. (Reynolds, Susan. An Introduction to the History of English Medieval Towns …   Medieval glossary

  • scot and lot — A customary contribution laid upon all subjects according to their ability; duties the payment of which was a prerequisite to the right to vote. In the frame or Code for the province of Pennsylvania, compiled by William Penn, it was provided that …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Scot and lot — A tax, i.e. *scot, levied on members of a borough in varying proportions or shares, i.e. lot. Behind it was the idea that those who shared in the obligations and responsibilities by paying tax would also share in the privileges. It was a mark of… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • scot and lot — historical a tax levied by a municipal corporation on its members. → scot …   English new terms dictionary

  • scot and lot — noun Date: 15th century 1. a parish assessment formerly laid on subjects in Great Britain according to their ability to pay 2. obligations of all kinds taken as a whole …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scot and lot — tax that is paid according to one s ability …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scot and lot — In old English law, the name of a customary contribution, laid upon all subjects according to their ability …   Black's law dictionary

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