What does scot-free mean?
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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word scot-free.
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Free of scot, free of tax.
Without consequences or penalties.
to get off scot-free (to get away without penalty; to beat the rap)
Etymology: From scotfreo, See scot + free
free from payment of scot; untaxed; hence, unhurt; clear; safe
Etymology and Origins
A phrase derived from the old legal exaction “Scot and Lot,” the former being derived from the Anglo-Saxon sceat, pay, and the latter meaning a tribute allotted to every man according to his means. It was rare indeed that anyone got off “Scot-free” in ancient times.
The numerical value of scot-free in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of scot-free in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of scot-free in a Sentence
I'm afraid you don't get off scot-free just because you say, 'I've seen the error of my ways,' if you commit serious crimes, you should face serious punishment, and as far as I'm concerned, that will always be the case.
It really is antithetical to most fair-minded people and jurists to allow this old defense to potentially let someone off scot-free.
[Republicans] are blaming Biden for rising gas prices. Meanwhile, guess who gets off scot-free? Not just Putin, but the big oil and gas companies.
I think that it is further proof that the legal system protects police officers for criminal responsibility no matter what they do, and I believe that this shows that a Black man can be executed, literally in broad daylight, shot in the back of the neck, and a police officer can get off scot-free on a legal technicality.
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