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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Blackstone says hotch-pot is a pudding made of several things mixed together. Lands given in frank-marriage or descending in fee-simple are to be mixed, like the ingredients of a pudding, and then cut up in equal slices among all the daughters. (Book ii. 12.)   1
   As to personality: Hotch-pot may be explained thus: Suppose a father has advanced money to one child, at the decease of the father this child receives a sum in addition enough to make his share equal to the rest of the family. If not content, he must bring into hotch-pot the money that was advanced, and the whole is then divided amongst all the children according to the terms of the will.   2
   French, hochepot, from hocher, to shake or jumble together; or from the German hoch-pot, the huge pot or family caldron. Wharton says it is haché en poche.   3

 Hot Water (In).Hotch-potch. 


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