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Scot Free

Posted by Dave on June 01, 2001

In Reply to: Scot Free posted by James Briggs on August 07, 2000

Scot is an old English parish tax, levied on the basis of the ability to pay. Someone who was not eligable was "Scot Free".
This Tax was still in force in the City of Westminster until it was repealed in the 1830's