Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Compensation; a fine; satisfaction.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In old English law. A recompense or compensation or profit or advantage. Also reparation or amends for any damage done. Necessaries for the muinte-nance and carrying on of husbandry. An allowance; the ancient name for estovers. House-bote is a sufficient allowance of wood from off the estate to repair or bum in the house, and sometimes termed "fire-bate ;" plow-bote and cart-bote are wood to be employed in making and repairing all instruments of husbandry ; and hay-bote or hedge-bote ls wood for repairing of hays, hedges, or fences. The word also signifies reparation for any damage or injury done, as man-bote, which was a compensation or amends for a man slain, etc.