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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

scotn. 
     A name for a horse.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
scotn. [Cf. L. Skoti, pl., AS. Scotta, pl. Skottas, Sceottas.].
     A native or inhabitant of Scotland; a Scotsman, or Scotchman.  [1913 Webster]
scotn. [Icel. skot; or OF. escot, F. écot, LL. scottum, scotum, from a kindred German word; akin to AS. scot, and E. shot, shoot; cf. AS. sceótan to shoot, to contribute. See Shoot, and cf. Shot.].
     A portion of money assessed or paid; a tax or contribution; a mulct; a fine; a shot.  [1913 Webster]
    "Experienced men of the world know very well that it is best to pay scot and lot as they go along."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

scot, n.
1 a a native of Scotland. b a person of Scottish descent.
2 hist. a member of a Gaelic people that migrated from Ireland to Scotland around the 6th c.

Etymology
OE Scottas (pl.) f. LL Scottus
scot, n. hist. a payment corresponding to a modern tax, rate, etc.

Idiom
pay scot and lot share the financial burdens of a borough etc. (and so be allowed to vote). scot-free unharmed; unpunished; safe.
Etymology
ME f. ON skot & f. OF escot, of Gmc orig.: cf. SHOT(1)

THESAURUS

scot

account, admission, admission fee, allowance, anchorage, assessment, bill, blackmail, blood money, brokerage, carfare, cellarage, charge, charges, cover charge, demand, dockage, dues, emolument, entrance fee, exaction, exactment, fare, fee, footing, hire, hush money, initiation fee, license fee, mileage, pilotage, portage, reckoning, retainer, retaining fee, salvage, scot and lot, shot, stipend, storage, toll, towage, tribute, wharfage

ROGET THESAURUS

scot

Reward

N reward, recompense, remuneration, meed, guerdon, reguerdon, price, indemnity, indemnification, quittance, compensation, reparation, redress, satisfaction, reckoning, acknowledgment, requital, amends, sop, atonement, retribution, consideration, return, quid pro quo, salvage, perquisite, vail, douceur, bribe, hush money, smart money, blackmail, extortion, carcelage, solatium, allowance, salary, stipend, wages, compensation, pay, payment, emolument, tribute, batta, shot, scot, bonus, premium, tip, fee, honorarium, hire, dasturi, dustoori, mileage, crown, remunerative, remuneratory, munerary, compensatory, retributive, reparatory, rewarding, satisfactory, fideli certa merces, honor virtutis praemium, tibi seris tibi metis.

Inhabitant

N inhabitant, resident, residentiary, dweller, indweller, addressee, occupier, occupant, householder, lodger, inmate, tenant, incumbent, sojourner, locum tenens, commorant, settler, squatter, backwoodsman, colonist, islander, denizen, citizen, burgher, oppidan, cockney, cit, townsman, burgess, villager, cottager, cottier, cotter, compatriot, backsettler, boarder, hotel keeper, innkeeper, habitant, paying guest, planter, native, indigene, aborigines, autochthones, Englishman, John Bull, newcomer, aboriginal, American, Caledonian, Cambrian, Canadian, Canuck, downeaster, Scot, Scotchman, Hibernian, Irishman, Welshman, Uncle Sam, Yankee, Brother Jonathan, garrison, crew, population, people, colony, settlement, household, mir, indigenous, native, natal, autochthonal, autochthonous, British, English, American, Canadian, Irish, Scotch, Scottish, Welsh, domestic, domiciliated, domiciled, naturalized, vernacular, domesticated, domiciliary, in the occupation of, garrisoned by, occupied by.


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