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hotchpot

[hoch-pot] /ˈhɒtʃˌpɒt/
noun, Law.
1.
the bringing together of shares or properties in order to divide them equally, especially when they are to be divided among the children of a parent dying intestate.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English hochepot < Anglo-French, literally, shake-pot. See hotch, pot1
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hotchpot

/ˈhɒtʃˌpɒt/
noun
1.
(property law) the collecting of property so that it may be redistributed in equal shares, esp on the intestacy of a parent who has given property to his children in his lifetime
Word Origin
C14: from Old French hochepot, from hocher to shake, of Germanic origin + pot1
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