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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Acquiet, v. Also: acquet, acqueit, acquiat, acquoyet. [Late L. acquietāre, used in charters in the formula warrantizabimus, acquietabimus et defendemus. The e.m.E. instances of acquiet (16–17th c.) are in sense 2.]

1. tr. To secure in quiet. Usually coupled with warrand and defend. 1475 Lennox Mun. 105.
The forsaid … tak … aganys all dedly, we sall warand, acquet, and defende
1490 Acta Conc. 133/1.
To werrand, acquiet, & defend to the said Cuthbert … the landis of Auchinsell
1540 Reg. Privy S. II. 511/2.
I … sall warrand, acquiet, and defend to the said M. Alexander … this present tak
1581 Mun. Univ. Glasg. I. 133.
To warrand, acquoyet, and defend this our vnioun
1584 Rec. Earld. Orkney 156.
To warrand, acquiat, and defend the said nobill Loird

2. To quieten or compose. 1503 Acts II. 249/2.
It is … ordanit for the acquietting of the pepill be Iustice that thair be in tyme to cum Iusticis … in thai partis

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