Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
JEDGE, n. [dʒɛdʒ]
†1. A gauge, a measure.
Ags. 1704 Morison Decisions 14289:
There should be a mark or jedge for determining high water and low water; and when the river sunk below the jedge, then they might sheet.
2. Gen. in phr. jedge and warrant: an order issued by a Dean of Guild, giving authority to repair or rebuild a ruinous house and to constitute the expense as a real burden on the property (Sc. 1946 A. D. Gibb Legal Terms 46).
Sc. 1789 Morison Decisions 15187:
The Dean of Guild being directed to give out jedges and warrants.
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