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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Bote  \Bote\,  n.  [Old  form  of  boot;  --  used  in  composition.  See 
  1st  {Boot}.]  (Law) 
  a  Compensation;  amends;  satisfaction;  expiation;  as  man 
  bote,  a  compensation  or  a  man  slain. 
  b  Payment  of  any  kind  --Bouvier. 
  c  A  privilege  or  allowance  of  necessaries. 
  Note:  This  word  is  still  used  in  composition  as  equivalent  to 
  the  French  estovers,  supplies,  necessaries;  as 
  housebote,  a  sufficiency  of  wood  to  repair  a  house,  or 
  for  fuel,  sometimes  called  firebote;  so  plowbote, 
  cartbote,  wood  for  making  or  repairing  instruments  of 
  husbandry;  haybote  or  hedgebote,  wood  for  hedges, 
  fences,  etc  These  were  privileges  enjoyed  by  tenants 
  under  the  feudal  system.  --Burrill.  --Bouvier.