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for Scot and lot
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
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
Experienced men of the world know very well that it
is best to pay scot and lot as they go along.
[1913 Webster] Scotal
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
scot and lot
n 1: obligations of all kinds taken as a whole
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
SCOT AND LOT, Eng. law. The name of a customary contribution, laid upon all
the subjects according to their ability.
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