hotchpot

noun hotch·pot \ ˈhäch-ˌpät \

Definition of hotchpot

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

Origin and Etymology of hotchpot

Anglo-French hochepot


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hotchpot

noun hotch·pot \ ˈhäch-ˌpät \

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

Origin and Etymology of hotchpot

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



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