Housebote House"bote`, n. [House + bote.] (Law) Wood allowed to a tenant for repairing the house and for fuel. This latter is often called firebote. See {Bote}. [1913 Webster]

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  • housebote — A right of estover; the right of a tenant to cut and take timber and wood for the repair of buildings and fences and for fuel. 32 Am J1st L & T § 219 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • housebote — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: participle translation of (assumed) Middle English housbote (whence Medieval Latin husbota & Anglo French ousbote), from Middle English hous house + bote repair, deliverance more at boot : wood allowed to a tenant… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bote — Bote, n. [Old form of boot; used in composition. See 1st {Boot}.] (Law) (a) Compensation; amends; satisfaction; expiation; as, man bote, a compensation or a man slain. (b) Payment of any kind. Bouvier. (c) A privilege or allowance of necessaries …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quominus — ˈkwōmənəs noun Etymology: Latin, whereby the less, that not; from the clause in the writ alluding to the plaintiff s diminished ability to pay his crown debts 1. : a writ under old English law for preventing waste of a wood by one having… …   Useful english dictionary

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