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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Acclame, Acclaim, v. [med. L. acclāmāre. Only in Sc. use, except rare ME. acleime.] tr. To claim, lay claim to. (Freq. 1570–1600.) 1520 Fife Sheriff Ct. 197.
The landis … acclamet be Robert Muncreif
1535 Stewart III. 495 heading.
How Donald … come in Ros and acclamit the Erldome thairof
1552 Edinb. B. Rec. 167.
Ane punsioun of gudis acclamit to pertene to William Birny
1567 Inverness B. Rec. I. 148.
The oxe acclamit be Johne McGillewye
1585 Reg. Great S. 292/1.
The said pensioun … without ony superplus to be acclamit or askit
1597 Misc. Spald. C. II. 140.
Williame Gibsone … alledgit him to haue ane speciale interesse to the landis acclamit
1610 Stirling Merch. Guilds 29.
The contraversie … anent the gild rycht acclamit be the said craftis to pertene to thame
1667 Highland P. II. 18.
The heretrix married the Lord of the Isles, for quhilk he acclamed the Earldome
1675 Corshill Baron Ct. 73.
James Boyd, miller … , acclamed of him the multouris of sex bollis corne
1698 Decis. Lords 820.
This has never been acclaimed for the King

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