churchscot

noun church·scot \ˈchərchˌskät, -ə̄ch-, -əich-\
variants: or

churchshot

\-ˌshät\

Definition of churchscot

plural

-s

  1. :  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 century


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