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The meaning of "scot free"

" Scot-free "
Without payment.
He was lucky that the traffic warden's pen ran out and he didn't get a ticket. He got off scot free.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 16th century. Not, as is often thought, related to the American slave Dred Scott.
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