1) Originally a feudal obligation, whereby weapons, a horse, etc, restored to a lord on the death of a tenant. In many cases this was commuted later for a fixed money payment.
1560 gave 13s 4d fine for licence of heriot in a messuage, Cartworth
1593 if she die within the said 21 years, the sum of 13s 4d for and in the name of a harryott, Bingley
1617 ‘yielding yearly 2s rent and upon every change of the freehold 4s in the name of a fine or harriott’, Kirkheaton.