In old legislation: payment, for a personal injury; amends; satisfaction; a payment in expiation of an offense: as, man-bote, a compensation for a man slain.
A privilege or allowance of necessaries for fix or support; estovers: because, house-bote, enough timber to fix a home or even for gasoline; plow-bote, cart-bote, wood in making or restoring devices of husbandry; hay-bote or hedge-bote, lumber for hedges or fences, etc.
Middle English preterit of bite.
japan name of a deep-bodied shiner for the family members Cyprinidœ, Acheilognathus rhombeus, based in the seas of Japan. Also called tabira.