soul scot

noun

variants or less commonly soul shot or soul scat
: a mortuary fee or present paid to the clergy from a deceased's estate

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soul%20scot. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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