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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Againward, adv. Also: -wart, agayne-warde. [ME. agaynward (1300), aȝen-, aȝeinward (c 1200).]

1. In the converse order; conversely; on the other hand. 14.. Acts I. 23/2.
The kyngis borowman may hafe batayle of abbotis borowmen … bot nocht agayne warde [L. e converso]
1428 Wemyss Chart. 54.
And againwart, gyf it hapnis [etc.]
1429 15th Rep. Hist. MSS. viii. 10.
And agaynwarde the said Wilham … sall haf fre vsche and entre in the said castell

2. Again; further. c1520-c1535 Nisbet Matt. v. 33.
Aganewart [Wycl. eftsoone] ye haue herd [etc.]

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