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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Agreance, Aggreance, n. Also: agreans(e, agrieans, -ance, agreeance; aggreans. [OF. agréance (hence also in e.m.E., 1549), f. agréer Agre v.] Mutual understanding or agreement; a covenant, contract, or treaty.(a) 1525 Douglas Corr. 106.
Thare is sindry … discontentit … of the hartelie aggreans betuix ȝoure hienes and ȝoure saide nevo
1532 Treas. Acc. VI. 113.
John Perdoven, masair, that passit to Williame Hammiltoune on the bordouris for aggreance of the bordouris
1564 Crim. Trials III. 392.
To adheir, concur, and assist him in this present aggreance
1609 Skene Reg. Mag. ii. 64 b.
Amicabill composition is ane aggreance be arbitrie
1622-6 Bisset II. 196/14.
Quhilk contract of aggreance … wes ratiffied
(b) 1531 Bell. Boece I. 29.
Efter the agreance, this nobill prince … was drevin apon ane crag
1549 Breadalbane Doc. (Reg. H.) No. 68.
In that cace this appointment and agreance to be of nane awaill
1570-3 Bann. Trans. 179.
They ar come as men that wold treat a concord and agreance
1594 Colville Lett. 149.
A form of agreance maid betwix the Erll Mar and Chancellor
1638 Baillie I. 143.
There can be no possible agreeance, but by yielding to the one syde
c1650 Spalding II. 372.
Thair wes no agrieans maid betuixt Haddoche and the Joffrayis

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