Soul-scot


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 given to the Church, while something else was given to the lord. If the best horse was not good enough or worthy of the lord, then a sum of money would be agreed. Of course, the higher the rank of the dead person, the more valuable the 'present' would have to be. -

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  • 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 — 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

  • 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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