hotchpot

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noun hotch·pot \ˈhäch-ˌpät\

Definition of hotchpot

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

Origin and Etymology of hotchpot

Anglo-French hochepot


First Known Use: 1552


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hotchpot

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noun hotch·pot \ˈhäch-ˌpät\

Legal Definition of hotchpot

  1. 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

  2. 2 :  main pot

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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