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Advertis(e)ment, Adverteisment, n. (Usually adu-.) Also: advertys-, advertiz-, adwertis-, advartisment; advertyse-, advertice-, advertisament; advertes-, advertece-, adverteisement. [Late ME. advertisement (1451), f. Advertise v. after F. avertissement.]

1. Intimation, notice, warning. (a) 1545 Douglas Corr. 158 (to geif swre advartisment).
Lynd. Mon. 3407 (God maid hym advertysment that … ).
1558 Peeble B. Rec. 248 (as thai get aduertisment of danger).
Pitsc. I. 53/30 (quhill forder adwertisment).
1596 Highland P. I. 173 (send his advertysments to Inverary).
(b) 1542 Hamilton P. I. p. lxxiii (the advertysment that I have gotten).
1543 Ib. 408 (your advertisament in youre letter).
1555 Edinb. B. Rec. 228 (thai send aduertisament to the provest).
Buch. Wr. 22 (aduertisement).
1689 Urie Baron Ct. 99 (upon adverticement).
(c) 1565 Prot. Bk. J. Scott 31 b (till forder aduerteisment war send).
Diurn. Occurr. 350 (be aduerteisment he wan away).
1615 Highland P. III. 226 (information and aduertesment beeng send).
Bisset I. 4/31 (he maid adverteisment to Vindax).
1643 Aberd. B. Rec. 10 (vpon fourtie aucht hours aduerteisement).

2. Consideration. Remitting the rest to your wysdome and aduertecement; 1573 Wemyss Corr. 94.

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