Definition of hotchpot in English:
- The principle of restitution and the hotchpot rule may be combined, e.g., by having recourse to restitution only where the hotchpot rule will not likely lead to inter-creditor fairness.
- The value of the hotchpot, that is, advancements plus Intestate's estate, is $630,000.
- The general principle of tax law that income from an individual member's property thrown into the family hotchpot is taxable as the income of the joint family, is superseded by section 64.
Late Middle English (in the sense 'hodgepodge'): from Anglo-Norman French and Old French hochepot, from hocher 'to shake' (probably of Low German origin) + pot 'pot'.
- British & World English dictionary
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