Heriot service
Heriot Her"i*ot, n. [AS. heregeatu military equipment, heriot; here army + geatwe, pl., arms, equipments.] (Eng. Law) Formerly, a payment or tribute of arms or military accouterments, or the best beast, or chattel, due to the lord on the death of a tenant; in modern use, a customary tribute of goods or chattels to the lord of the fee, paid on the decease of a tenant. --Blackstone. Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

{Heriot custom}, a heriot depending on usage.

{Heriot service} (Law), a heriot due by reservation in a grant or lease of lands. --Spelman. Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • heriot service — A heriot which was due the lord of the manor under a special reservation in his grant …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • heriot service — noun : a heriot reserved as an incident of the tenure of an estate in fee simple granted in free tenure before 1290 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heriot — Her i*ot, n. [AS. heregeatu military equipment, heriot; here army + geatwe, pl., arms, equipments.] (Eng. Law) Formerly, a payment or tribute of arms or military accouterments, or the best beast, or chattel, due to the lord on the death of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heriot custom — Heriot Her i*ot, n. [AS. heregeatu military equipment, heriot; here army + geatwe, pl., arms, equipments.] (Eng. Law) Formerly, a payment or tribute of arms or military accouterments, or the best beast, or chattel, due to the lord on the death of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heriot — /her ee euht/, n. Eng. Law. a feudal service or tribute, originally of borrowed military equipment and later of a chattel, due to the lord on the death of a tenant. [bef. 900; ME heriot, heriet, OE heregeate, heregeatu, heregeatwa war gear, equiv …   Universalium

  • heriot — /heriyat/ In English law, a customary tribute of goods and chattels, payable to the lord of the fee on the decease of the owner of the land. Heriots are divided into heriot service and heriot custom. The former expression denotes such as are due… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • Heriot — Feudal service due a lord on the death of one of his men, namely the return of military equipment; later, heriot consisted of giving the lord the best beast or a sum of money. Latinised as herietum. [< OldEngl. heregeatu = war gear] Cf.… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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