soul-scot


soul-scot
A part of a man's property set apart at his death for the church for the welfare of his soul. See 2 Bl Comm 425.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Soul scot — Soul Soul, n. [OE. soule, saule, AS. s[=a]wel, s[=a]wl; akin to OFries. s?le, OS. s?ola, D. ziel, G. seele, OHG. s?la, s?ula, Icel. s[=a]la, Sw. sj[ a]l, Dan. si[ae]l, Goth. saiwala; of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to L. saeculum a lifetime,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soul-scot — soulˈ shot, soulˈ scot or soulˈ scat noun A payment to the church on behalf of a dead person, a funeral payment • • • Main Entry: ↑soul …   Useful english dictionary

  • soul scot — noun also soul shot or soul scat Etymology: soul shot from soul + shot (alteration of Middle English scot amount of money); soul scat alteration of soul scot more at scot (a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Soul-scot — [corpse present] The last payment of the dead made by the living. Since AS times, the soul scot levy (also known as the * mortuary ) was made upon the deceased s goods: the bed he or she died in, the best beast or horse, or whatever, would be… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Soul — Soul, n. [OE. soule, saule, AS. s[=a]wel, s[=a]wl; akin to OFries. s?le, OS. s?ola, D. ziel, G. seele, OHG. s?la, s?ula, Icel. s[=a]la, Sw. sj[ a]l, Dan. si[ae]l, Goth. saiwala; of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to L. saeculum a lifetime, age (cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soul bell — Soul Soul, n. [OE. soule, saule, AS. s[=a]wel, s[=a]wl; akin to OFries. s?le, OS. s?ola, D. ziel, G. seele, OHG. s?la, s?ula, Icel. s[=a]la, Sw. sj[ a]l, Dan. si[ae]l, Goth. saiwala; of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to L. saeculum a lifetime,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soul foot — Soul Soul, n. [OE. soule, saule, AS. s[=a]wel, s[=a]wl; akin to OFries. s?le, OS. s?ola, D. ziel, G. seele, OHG. s?la, s?ula, Icel. s[=a]la, Sw. sj[ a]l, Dan. si[ae]l, Goth. saiwala; of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to L. saeculum a lifetime,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soul shot — Soul Soul, n. [OE. soule, saule, AS. s[=a]wel, s[=a]wl; akin to OFries. s?le, OS. s?ola, D. ziel, G. seele, OHG. s?la, s?ula, Icel. s[=a]la, Sw. sj[ a]l, Dan. si[ae]l, Goth. saiwala; of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to L. saeculum a lifetime,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soul-shot — soulˈ shot, soulˈ scot or soulˈ scat noun A payment to the church on behalf of a dead person, a funeral payment • • • Main Entry: ↑soul …   Useful english dictionary

  • soul-scat — soulˈ shot, soulˈ scot or soulˈ scat noun A payment to the church on behalf of a dead person, a funeral payment • • • Main Entry: ↑soul …   Useful english dictionary


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