Definition of heriot
: a feudal duty or tribute due under English law to a lord on the death of a tenant
Origin of heriot
Middle English, from Old English heregeatwe, plural, military equipment, from here army (akin to Old High German heri army) + geatwe equipment — more at harry
First Known Use: before 12th century
Rhymes with heriot
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