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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Arre(i)stable. a. [e.m.E. arrestable (rare); also in mod.E.] Liable to be arrested. —1644 Acts VI. i. 248/1 (declairing soumes due … to be arreistable). 1661 Ib. VII. 260/2 (ships … no wayes to be arreistable by any Creditor).

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