Heriot

Heriot, from Old English heregeat (`war-gear`), was originally a death-duty in late Anglo-Saxon England, which required that at death, a nobleman provided to his king a given set of military equipment, often including horses, swords, shields, spears and helmets. It later developed into a kind of tenurial feudal relief due from villeins. The equi.....
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Heriot

• (n.) 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.
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Heriot

(Anglo-Saxon here + geatwe, 'army-gear') Heriot has two different meanings, depending upon whether w
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Heriot

Her'i·ot noun [ Anglo-Saxon heregeatu military equipment, heriot; here army + geatwe , plural, 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 u...
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Heriot

due to Lord on death of a tenant - usually his best beast.
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heriot

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. Heriot custom, a heriot depending on usage. Heriot service, a heriot due by reservation in a grant...
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Heriot

In English law, a heriot is a tribute or fine, as the best beast or other chattel, payable to the lord of the fee on the decease of the owner, landholder, or vassal.
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heriot

in European feudal society, the right of the lord to seize his tenant`s best beast or other chattel on the tenant`s death. The right grew out of the ...
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heriot

payment to feudal lord upon death of tenant farmer
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