Hotchpot. The word has thus been quaintly explained by Littleton: - "It seemeth that this word hotchpot is, in English, a pudding, for in a pudding is not commonly put one thing alone, but one thing with other things together." It was a rule of the common law, that where a daughter, to whom lands had been given in frank marriage, claimed a portion of the lands descending upon her together with her sisters from the father in fee simple, she should not take any share unless she mixed and blended the lands given to her in frank marriage with the descended estate, so that they might be equally divided among all the daughters. The statute 22 and 23 Chas. II. c. 10, s. 5 (the Statute of Distribution), provides that in making distribution of 1he personal estate of intestates, advancements made by them in their lives to their children shall be brought into hotchpot.