hotchpot

noun

hotch·​pot ˈhäch-ˌpät How to pronounce hotchpot (audio)
: the combining of properties into a common lot to ensure equality of division among heirs

Word History

Etymology

Anglo-French hochepot

First Known Use

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 17 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

hotchpot

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

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

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