house·​bote ˈhau̇s-ˌbōt How to pronounce housebote (audio)
plural -s
: wood allowed to a tenant for repairing a house compare estovers

Word History


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

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of housebote was before the 12th century

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“Housebote.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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