What does heriot mean?

Definitions for heriot

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word heriot.


  1. heriot(Noun)

    the return of military equipment

  2. heriot(Noun)

    a payment made to a lord on the death of a tenant

  3. heriot(Noun)

    a tribute

  4. Origin: heregeatwa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heriot(noun)

    formerly, a payment or tribute of arms or military accouterments, or the best beast, or chattel, due to the lord on the death of a tenant; in modern use, a customary tribute of goods or chattels to the lord of the fee, paid on the decease of a tenant

  2. Origin: [AS. heregeatu military equipment, heriot; here army + geatwe, pl., arms, equipments.]


  1. Heriot

    Heriot, from Old English heregeat, was originally a death-duty in late Anglo-Saxon England, which required that at death, a nobleman provided to his king a given set of military equipment, often including horses, swords, shields, spears and helmets. It later developed into a kind of tenurial feudal relief due from villeins. The equivalent term in French was le droit du meilleur catel.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Heriot

    her′i-ot, n. (Eng. law) a kind of fine due to the lord of a manor on the death of a person holding land of the manor, and consisting of the best beast, jewel, or chattel that belonged to the deceased.—adj. Her′iotable. [A.S. heregeatu, a military preparation—here, an army, geatwe, apparatus.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heriot in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heriot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Images & Illustrations of heriot

  1. heriotheriotheriot


Find a translation for the heriot definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these heriot definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"heriot." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 24 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/heriot>.

Are we missing a good definition for heriot? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for heriot:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.