- The Tuesday after Easter Sunday; important as being one of the days on which rents were to be paid. Money was also collected for parish use. It was the occasion for games like catch, when those caught had to buy their freedom ('hock' themselves) for a small sum, which was added to the parish collection.
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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