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noun Law.
  1. the bringing together of shares or properties in order to divide them equally, especially when they are to be divided among the children of a parent dying intestate.
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Origin of hotchpot

1250–1300; Middle English hochepot < Anglo-French, literally, shake-pot. See hotch, pot1
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British Dictionary definitions for hotchpot


  1. property law the collecting of property so that it may be redistributed in equal shares, esp on the intestacy of a parent who has given property to his children in his lifetime
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French hochepot, from hocher to shake, of Germanic origin + pot 1
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