housebote

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noun house·bote \ˈhau̇s-ˌbōt\

Definition of housebote

plural

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  1. :  wood allowed to a tenant for repairing a house — compare estovers

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Origin and Etymology of housebote

partial translation of (assumed) Middle English housbote (whence Medieval Latin husbota & Anglo-French ousbote), from Middle English hous house + bote repair, deliverance — more at boot


First Known Use: before 12th century


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