Noun(1) a former English silver coin worth four pennies
(1) I do not care a groat(2) Surrey Street Market has been at the heart of Croydon's daily life for more than 700 years, with cries of ‘who'll give me a pound, penny or groat ?’(3) I do not care a groat(4) With its medieval history, Lacock and its Abbey may have leased in lugs long before the demise of the groat in the 17th century, although the groat was deemed to be worth four pennies.(5) I bet Edward III's subjects thought that the silver groat was a fine coin too but I haven't seen many of those around recently.(6) A halfpenny was of course half a penny; a groat was worth fourpence; and a sixpence (popularly called a ‘tester’) was worth six pennies, or 6 d.(7) Material possessions and the means of measuring them by reference to groats , shillings or florins were forbidden in the Holy Parish.
1. fourpence ::
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