Scot, n. [Icel. skot; or OF.
escot, F. écot, LL. scottum,
scotum, from a kindred German word; akin to AS. scot,
and E. shot, shoot; cf. AS. sceótan to
shoot, to contribute. See Shoot, and cf. Shot.] A
portion of money assessed or paid; a tax or contribution; a mulct; a
fine; a shot.
Scot and lot, formerly, a parish assessment
laid on subjects according to their ability. [Eng.]
Cowell. Now, a phrase for obligations of every kind
Experienced men of the world know very well that it is
best to pay scot and lot as they go along.
Scot, n. [Cf. L. Skoti, pl., AS.
Scotta, pl. Skottas, Sceottas.] A native or
inhabitant of Scotland; a Scotsman, or Scotchman.
Scot (?), n. A name for a
horse. [Obs.] Chaucer.