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hotchpot

HOTCH'POT, n.

1. Properly, a mingled mass; a mixture of ingredients.

2. In law, a mixing of lands. Thus lands given in frank-marriage to one daughter, shall, after the death of the ancestor, be blended with the lands descending to her and then be divided in equal portions to all the daughters.



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HOTCH'POT, n.

1. Properly, a mingled mass; a mixture of ingredients.

2. In law, a mixing of lands. Thus lands given in frank-marriage to one daughter, shall, after the death of the ancestor, be blended with the lands descending to her and then be divided in equal portions to all the daughters.

HOTCH'POT, n. [Fr. hochepot, from hocher, to shake, and probably pot, a pot or dish.]

  1. Properly, a mingled mass; a mixture of ingredients. Bacon. Camden.
  2. In law, a mixing of lands. Thus lands given in frank-marriage to one daughter, shall, after the death of the ancestor, be blended with the lands descending to her and to her sisters from the same ancestor, and then be divided in equal portions to all the daughters. Blackstone.

Hotch"pot`
  1. A mingled mass; a confused mixture; a stew of various ingredients; a hodgepodge.

    A mixture or hotchpotch of many tastes. Bacon.

  2. A blending of property for equality of division, as when lands given in frank-marriage to one daughter were, after the death of the ancestor, blended with the lands descending to her and to her sisters from the same ancestor, and then divided in equal portions among all the daughters. In modern usage, a mixing together, or throwing into a common mass or stock, of the estate left by a person deceased and the amounts advanced to any particular child or children, for the purpose of a more equal division, or of equalizing the shares of all the children; the property advanced being accounted for at its value when given.

    Bouvier. Tomlins.

    * This term has been applied in cases of salvage. Story. It corresponds in a measure with collation in the civil and Scotch law. See Collation. Bouvier. Tomlins.

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Hotchpot

HOTCH'POT, noun

1. Properly, a mingled mass; a mixture of ingredients.

2. In law, a mixing of lands. Thus lands given in frank-marriage to one daughter, shall, after the death of the ancestor, be blended with the lands descending to her and then be divided in equal portions to all the daughters.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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HEST, n. Command; precept; injunction; order. [Now obsolete,but it is retained in the compound, behest.]

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