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heriot


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heriot  \Her"i*ot\,  n.  [AS.  heregeatu  military  equipment,  heriot; 
  here  army  +  geatwe  pl.,  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  use  a  customary  tribute 
  of  goods  or  chattels  to  the  lord  of  the  fee,  paid  on  the 
  decease  of  a  tenant.  --Blackstone.  Bouvier. 
 
  {Heriot  custom},  a  heriot  depending  on  usage. 
 
  {Heriot  service}  (Law),  a  heriot  due  by  reservation  in  a 
  grant  or  lease  of  lands.  --Spelman.  Blackstone.