Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SIMPLICITER, adv. Esp. in Sc. Law: simply, unconditionally, without further condition or reservation. [sɪm′plɪsɪtər] Sc. 1709  Burgh Rec. Gsw. (1908) 444:
The saids magistrats and toun councill . . . do hereby exoner and simpliciter discharge the said Coline Campbell.
Sc. 1749  Session Papers. Bell v. Somervel (23 Nov.) 6:
To surrender, purely and simpliciter resign upgive and overgive, in their Hands, all and hail the foresaid Boig.
Sc. 1904  A. M. Anderson Criminal Law 283:
The diet may be deserted pro loco et tempore at any time before the jury have been sworn. If the prosecutor means to go no further, he deserts the diet simpliciter, and the accused is free.
Sc. 1962  Scotsman (29 Oct.) 10:
The matter was remitted simpliciter to the town council.

[O.Sc. simpliciter, 1545, Lat. ‘simply'.]

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