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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Agent, v. [f. Agent n.] tr. To manage or transact as an agent; to act as agent in. 1637 Baillie I. 22.
My Lord Duke was carefully sollisted to agent this weighty business
1646 Cuningham Journal 152.
To continue the agenting and procuring of the promised satisfaction
1657 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 366.
To ryd to Edinburgh, for agenting sundrie particularis relaiting to the toun
1682 Ib. III. 327.
That persons be imployed for agenting of the said affair

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