hotchpot

noun
hotch·pot | \ˈhäch-ˌpät \

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

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

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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

2 : main pot

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