from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In law, a sufficient allowance of wood to repair the house and supply fuel: a right enjoyed by some tenants on English manors.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Law) Wood allowed to a tenant for repairing the house and for fuel. This latter is often called
firebote. See bote.
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- noun law, obsolete
Woodallowed to a tenantfor repairingthe houseand for fuel.
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He is ready to prove that all these rights having been exercised by himself and his ancestors from ancient time, the housebote and hedgebote being appurtenant to his free tenement in
Ruston to receive and take housebote and hedgebote in the woods of North
There were fines for every thing, and no allowances of hedgebote, or housebote, or any other time-honoured right; the very peat on the common must be paid for, and if a child picked a bit of fagot the father was mulcted in a shilling.
To cut green timber, and ex - change it for old, for repairs, is not within the right of housebote.