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[Anglo-French hochepot, from Old French, thick soup or stew, from hochier to shake + pot pot]
1 : the combining of properties into a common lot to ensure equality of division among those entitled to a share of an estate which requires that advancements (as to a child) be made up to the estate by contribution or by an accounting compare collation
2 : main pot
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.