hotchpot

noun
hotch·​pot | \ ˈhäch-ˌpät How to pronounce hotchpot (audio) \

Definition of hotchpot

: the combining of properties into a common lot to ensure equality of division among heirs

First Known Use of hotchpot

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hotchpot

Anglo-French hochepot

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The first known use of hotchpot was circa 1530

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“Hotchpot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hotchpot. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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hotchpot

noun
hotch·​pot | \ ˈhäch-ˌpät How to pronounce hotchpot (audio) \

Legal Definition of hotchpot

1 : the combining of properties into a common lot to ensure equality of division among those entitled to a share of an estate which requires that advancements (as to a child) be made up to the estate by contribution or by an accounting — compare collation

History and Etymology for hotchpot

Anglo-French hochepot, from Old French, thick soup or stew, from hochier to shake + pot pot

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