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 for Heriot
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

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