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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pecuniary fine anciently paid by a tenant, serf, or bondsman to his lord for the liberty of disposing of a daughter in marriage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of merchet.

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