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{{g}}{{PAGENAME}}''' /skɒtˈfriː/ ([[adverb]]) — without suffering any punishment or injury.
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{{g}}'''{{PAGENAME}}''' /skɒtˈfriː/ ([[adverb]]) — to get away without suffering punishment or injury.
  
"On account of your [[reliance on legal advice]] clause the useless lawyer who gave you that crappy advice got away with it scot-free".  
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"On account of your [[reliance on legal advice]] clause the useless [[lawyer]] who gave you that crappy advice got away with it [[scot-free]]".  
  
Etymology: A “scot” or “secot”  was a municipal tax in mediaeval  England. To go [[scot-free]] was to successfully dodge the tax.
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'''Etymology''': A “scot” or “secot”  was a municipal tax in mediaeval  England. To go [[scot-free]] was to successfully dodge such a tax.
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Latest revision as of 11:55, 4 December 2019

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Scot-free /skɒtˈfriː/ (adverb) — to get away without suffering punishment or injury.

"On account of your reliance on legal advice clause the useless lawyer who gave you that crappy advice got away with it scot-free".

Etymology: A “scot” or “secot” was a municipal tax in mediaeval England. To go scot-free was to successfully dodge such a tax.

See also