Definition of Montem

1. n. A custom, formerly practiced by the scholars at Eton school, England, of going every third year, on Whittuesday, to a hillock near the Bath road, and exacting money from all passers-by, to support at the university the senior scholar of the school.



Definition of Montem

1. Noun. A custom, now discontinued, of Eton schoolboys to go to a hill on the Bath road every third Whit-Tuesday to demand 'salt-money' from passers-by. ¹

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Definition of Montem

1. a custom of Eton boys [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Montem

montant
montanto
montantos
montants
montaria
montarias
montbrayite
monte
monte-acid
monte carlo method
montebrasite
monteggia's fracture
monteggia fracture
monteith
monteiths
montem (current term)
montems
monteponite
monteros
montes
montesommaite
montgomeryite
month by month
month of Sundays
month to date
monther
monthlies
monthling

Literary usage of Montem

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1891)
"Eton montem ! How many are there in the present day who had before this ever ... Although Eton montem lasted for so many years, and attracted such large ..."

2. Memoir of Thomas, First Lord Denman, Formerly Lord Chief Justice of England by Joseph Arnould (1873)
"montem SUPPRESSED—ABOLITION OP TRANSPORTATION. AD 1847. £T. 68. ... instance of this—Second letter to Hodgson on abolition of montem, Chelmsford, March 7, ..."

3. A History of Eton College, 1440-1875 by Sir Henry Churchill Maxwell Lyte (1877)
"ETON montem. 1561-1847. ITTLE more than thirty years have elapsed since the last celebration of the famous " montem," and many old Etonians still mourn over ..."

4. A History of Eton College by Lionel Cust (1899)
"At last, in October 1846, Dr. Hawtrey, supported by Dr. Okes, intimated to the Provost his opinion as to the advisability of abolishing 'montem. ..."

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