Burghbote definitions

A contribution toward the building or repairing of castles or walls for the defense of a city or town.

Origin of burghbote

From Middle English burghbote (“the obligation to keep walls of towns or fortifications in repair; the tax levied for this purpose”), from Old English burgbōt, burhbōt (“liability for repair of the walls of a town or fortress”), equivalent to burgh +‎ bote.