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- n. Alternative form of merchet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In old English and in Scots law, a fine paid to the lord of the soil by a tenant upon the marriage of one the tenant's daughters.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pecuniary fine anciently paid by a tenant, serf, or bondsman to his lord for the liberty of disposing of a daughter in marriage.
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