American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Law The gathering together of properties to ensure an equal division of the total for distribution, as among the heirs of an intestate parent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mixture of various ingredients; a hodgepodge or hotchpotch.
- n. In law, the aggregating of shares or properties, actually or theoretically, in order to secure equality of division. Thus, a child who has had a portion of an estate in advance of the others is required to bring what he has received into hotchpot, and account for the same, as a condition of having any share in the distribution of the residue.
Collation is the Scotch term.
- n. law The blending together of property so as to achieve equal division, especially in the case of divorce or intestacy
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A mingled mass; a confused mixture; a stew of various ingredients; a hodgepodge.
- n. (Law) 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.
- Middle English hochepot, from Old French, mixture, stew : hocher, to shake together; see hotch + pot, pot. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Littleton, the first great writer on English real property-law, traces the origin of the phrase 'hotchpot' -- a familiar legal term -- to the archaic denomination of a pudding, in our English tongue.”
“He maintained with great vehemence that there was "no authority to throw the rights and liberties of this people into 'hotchpot' with the wild men of the Missouri, nor with the mixed, though more respectable, race of Anglo-Hispano-Gallo-Americans who bask on the sands in the mouth of the Mississippi.”
“This root is much used among the Dutch people in a kind of loblolly or hotchpot, which they do eat, calling it _warmus_.”
“English masterpieces of immaculate and moderately good prose extracts and dramatic passages, published with notes for the use of the native student, at weltering in a hotchpot and hurley-burley of arbitrarily distorted and very vulgarised cockneydoms and purely London provincialities, which must be of necessity to him as casting pearls before a swine!”
“The mounds were outwardly of turf, but under a thin skin of this was a thick continuous wall of molten stone, granite, gneiss, and sandstone, bubbling together in a hotchpot!”
“However, after compliments, and more protestations from its owner, the Strad was brought into hotchpot, and Lætitia abdicated.”
“Satire first signified a basket of first fruits offered to Ceres; then a hotchpot or olla podrida, then a medley; and so the name was given to poems written without any definite design.”
“Let the scoffer about Mahomet's success, and the admirer of his hotchpot”
“It seemeth,' he says, 'that this word, hotchpot, is in English a pudding; for in this pudding is not commonly put one thing alone, and”
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