soul scot

variants: less commonly

soul shot


soul scat

Definition of soul scot

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

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Origin and Etymology of soul scot

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

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a brief usually trivial fact

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