mar·​chet | \ ˈmärchə̇t\
variants: or marcheta \ märˈkātə \ or less commonly merchet \ ˈmərchə̇t \
plural -s

Definition of marchet

: a fee paid to a British feudal lord by his tenant for marrying off a daughter or son especially to one outside the lord's jurisdiction or for the lord's waiving the droit du seigneur

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History and Etymology for marchet

Middle English merchet, from Anglo-French, from Latin mercatus trade, market place

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