Word Origin for merchet
Examples from the Web for merchet
To tenure, merchet, being a personal payment, should have no relation whatever.
Merchet was the most striking consequence of unfreedom, but manorial documents are wont to connect it with several others.
Merchet is especially interesting as illustrating the fusion of different duties into one.
I have said already that the succession of the youngest son appears with merchet, reeveship, etc., as a servile custom.
Socmen were like "liber tenentes" frequently liable to "merchet, heriot and tallage."The Danes in Lancashire and Yorkshire|S. W. Partington