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Annual, Annuale, n. Also: annuall, ann(u)wall, anwal, anwel, anvoll; anuale. [med.L. annuāle, neut. of annuālis: see Annuala.] An annual or yearly payment of rent, quit-rent, duty, or interest. Cf. Feu-,Ground-, Top-annual and Annuel n. 1.(a) 1388 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 294.
[He] has giffin all his land … with the annuale of a chaldre of mele
1412 Melville Chart. 18.
The annuale aucht to the kirk of Andirstoun, the qwilk annuale is a chaldir of mele
1466 Acts II. 85/1.
In lyke wis the annuale of Norwaye
1483 Acta Conc. II. Intr. 112.
The some … ressavit … for redemption and outquyting of ane annuale of a reversion
1511 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 107.
[He] thinkis that the said annuale sale outred his maile
1520 Stirling B. Rec. I. 6.
Sir Johen Patonsoun … hais maid Johen Make factour and inbringar of all anualis pertenyn to him
(b) 1456 Peebles B. Rec. .
Our Lady anual that is ij s be yeir
1462 Ib. 48.
The xij d. of the anwel that … Dic Bule was awand of his yard
1498 Dunferm. B. Rec. 79.
The sadis persounis … deponit … that the sade grvnde wes wnstrenyeable for the sade annuall
1519 Edinb. B. Rec. 189.
Becaus thai haue failyeit be the space of iij yeiris … of the payment of the said annuall
1557 Reg. Cupar A. II. 136.
With the annuall pait furtht of the said kirk to the abbay of Cambuskynnecht
1630–1 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 501.
[The treasurerr] chargis himself with the small annwallis contenit in rentall
1651 Carnegie Lett. 442.
Noe mainteinance we haue gottne this long tyme by past, nor annuwalls payed

b. In the phrase: (so much) of annual. Also without of. Cf. Annuel n. 1 b. 1402 Reg. Panmure II. 184.
Five marc of annuale of Panmure
1456 Peebles B. Rec. 117.
[They] sall pay in the ȝeir … a mark of anwal
1496 Acta Conc. II. 9.
Twelff merkis of yeirly annuale to the infefting of ane perpetuale preist
1523 Exch. R. XV. 39 n.
xx merkis annuale now restand awing to thame
1546 Misc. Bann. C. III. 96.
To fulfill to the said … College, vj markis worth of annual

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