scot and lot


British History. a municipal tax assessed proportionately upon the members of a community.

Idioms for scot and lot

    pay scot and lot, to pay in full; settle finally.

Origin of scot and lot

1275–1325; Middle English, rhyming phrase; see scot, lot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for scot and lot

  • Scot-and-lot voters were the independent electors of Lansmere, with the additional franchise of Freemen.

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British Dictionary definitions for scot and lot

scot and lot


British history a municipal tax paid by burgesses and others that came to be regarded as a qualification for the borough franchise in parliamentary elections (until the Reform Act of 1832)

Word Origin for scot and lot

C13 scot tax, from Germanic; compare Old Norse skot; related to Old French escot (French écot) + lot (in the obsolete sense: tax)
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