from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Formerly, in England, customary obligations paid to the parish priest, exemption from which was sometimes purchased.
- noun A service due to the lord of the manor from a tenant of church-lands.
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_Ancient Laws and Institutes of England_, he will find s.v. "_Ciric-Sceat -- Primitiæ Seminum_ church-scot or shot, an ecclesiastical due payable on the day of St. Martin, consisting chiefly of corn;" a satisfactory answer to his Query, and a reference to this very passage from Canute.] _Welsh Language.