A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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Affair, Affare, n. Also: affayr, affeaire, auffaire. See further Effair n. [Late ME. affayre (Caxton), e.m.E. affaire, OF. afaire. A later form of Affere n.] An affair; a matter of business or concern. Buch. Wr. 44 (the affairis of the estait).
Pitsc. I. 22/3 (affaires concerneing the common weill).
1581 Treas. Acc. MS. 502 b (certane auffairis of his pastyme).
1635 Misc. Hist. Soc. I. 106 (to sie affares to goo in this sort).
1671 Wemyss Corr. 134 (to meaddule with that affeaire).

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