heriot definition

  • noun:
    • A tribute or solution rendered to a feudal lord in the death of a tenant.
    • the return of military equipment
    • a payment made to a lord regarding the death of a tenant
    • a tribute
    • Formerly, a payment or tribute of arms or army accouterments, or even the most useful beast, or chattel, because of the lord regarding the loss of a tenant; in modern-day use, a customary tribute of products or chattels to the lord for the charge, compensated from the decease of a tenant.
    • In English law, a feudal solution, tribute, or fine, whilst the most readily useful creature or other chattel, payable into the lord of charge in the decease associated with the owner, landholder, or vassal.

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