Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CARSEESE, CURSEESE, n. and v.

1. n. (1) “Reproof” (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 22); (2) “strict examination” (Ib.). (2)   Ib.:
A widna likit t' hae gotten sic a carseese is he got.

2. v. (1) “To reprove; to punish” (Abd. 1825 Jam.2, curseese); (2) to examine. (2) Bnff. 1866  Gregor D. Bnff. 22:
The minister carseest the bairns for mair nor twa oors.

[Phs. a coinage suggested by Catecheese, to catechize, and the phr. gie carritch, to reprove, s.v. Carritch.]

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