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Annuel, Annuell, n. Also: annuelle, -ele, anuelle, anueill, anvel(l, anwel, anwell(e, anewel. [ME. annuel (1382), OF. annuel, L. annuāle.]

l. = Annual n. 1433 G. McGregor Hist. Glasgow (1881) 62.
Ressavand nan annuell of the sad plase
1472 Edinb. Chart. 134.
Thaim that has landis, annuellis, or possessionis wythin it
1498 Dunferm. B. Rec. 79.
The saidis personis deponit … that the said gronde ves onstrenyeable for the anuelle
1515 Reg. Privy S. I. 408/1.
The gyft of all landis, annuellis, fyschingis, possessiouns and gudis … quhilkis pertenit to [etc.]
1561 Reg. Privy C. I. 202.
All annuellis, males, and dewiteis within fre burrowis
1590 Fraser P. 153.
It is the dayle custum that ane may gif anuell out of his landis
1622-6 Bisset I. 273/26.
Reduction of annuellis and wedsettis
(b) 1444–5 Peebles B. Rec. 12.
[He sal] gader in the malys and the anwellis to hald up the howsis tharwith
1488 Lanark B. Rec. 5.
Thir witnes prowand it waist and nocht to strenye for the anwell
1509 Liber Coll. Glasg. 208.
Anwelle out of ane tenement anent the Pedagoge to the Blak Freiris
1554–5 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 127.
To the Blakfrieris for thair annwell
1598 Rec. Marischal Coll. I. 101.
Alledging he might haive gottin … a discharge of the whole anvel from my lord Marschal
1637 Grant Chart. 230.
Awand … ane thowsand and fyftie punds … with certane bygaine anvellis

b. Of annuel: see Annual n. b. 1397 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 166.
[He] sall gif the sexteyn ponde of anwell ovte of the landys … yeir be yeir
1459 Peebles B. Rec. 134.
Sir Adem Fosster … sayde that iiij s. of anwell was the Rudis and nocht our Ladis
1473–4 Treas. Acc. I. 2.
Componit with David Blare … for the confirmacione of ten pundis worth of annuell made be Dauid Fortinghame
1501 Lanark B. Rec. .
ij s. of anwel yerly awcht tyll our Lade in the paroch kyrk
1550 Peebles B. Rec. 204.
Robert Hesilhop … iij s. of annuell in the yeir

2. Interest on money. 1590 Edinb. B. Rec. 21.
The thesaurer was content … to borrow the sowme of twa hunder mark upoun annuel
Ib. 21.
[The council] fynds it expedient … that the guid toun imploy the samyn upon annuel at ten of the hunder
1626 Conv. Burghs. III. 218.
Persones that hes … money furth vpone annuell
1644 Acts VI. 65/1.
Ane yeere and quarteris anwell of the said soume
Ib. 65/2.
The foresaid … condition of anwell paying

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