soul scot

variants: or less commonly soul shot or soul scat

Definition of soul scot

: a mortuary fee or present paid to the clergy from a deceased's estate

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History and Etymology for soul scot

soul shot from soul + shot (alteration of Middle English scot amount of money); soul scat alteration of soul scot (amount of money)

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“Soul scot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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