Heregeatu

Lit. 'war gear'. Military equipment in general. -
Cf. Heriot

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • heregeatu — f ( we/ wa), n ( wes/ ) war gear, military equipment; heriot …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • Heriot — Feudal service due a lord on the death of one of his men, namely the return of military equipment; later, heriot consisted of giving the lord the best beast or a sum of money. Latinised as herietum. [< OldEngl. heregeatu = war gear] Cf.… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heriot custom — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heriot service — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heriot — /her ee euht/, n. Eng. Law. a feudal service or tribute, originally of borrowed military equipment and later of a chattel, due to the lord on the death of a tenant. [bef. 900; ME heriot, heriet, OE heregeate, heregeatu, heregeatwa war gear, equiv …   Universalium

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