scot and lot


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scot and lot

n.
A municipal tax formerly levied in Great Britain on the members of a community in proportion to their ability to pay.
Idiom:
pay scot and lot
To pay in full.

scot and lot

n
(Historical Terms) history Brit a municipal tax paid by burgesses and others that came to be regarded as a qualification for the borough franchise in parliamentary elections (until the Reform Act of 1832)
[C13 scot tax, from Germanic; compare Old Norse skot; related to Old French escot (French écot) + lot (in the obsolete sense: tax)]
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Noun1.scot and lot - obligations of all kinds taken as a whole
financial obligation, indebtedness, liability - an obligation to pay money to another party