Definition of churchscot
: a tribute formerly collected by the clergy for their support or as a due probably originally in the form of a portion of grain
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Origin and Etymology of churchscot
alteration & partial translation of Old English ciricsceat, from cirice church + sceatt payment, treasure; akin to Old High German scaz money, Old Norse skattr, Gothic skatts, Latin scatere to bubble up, Greek skatamizein to jump, Lithuanian skasti
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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