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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Aufald, a. Also: auffald, aufauld. [Var. of Afald a. The form is irregular, and might be a misreading of anfald (cf. Anefald a.), but is corroborated by the variant Awfald.] Honest, open, straightforward. 1487 Misc. Spald. C. II. 256.
I … sall tak leill treu and aufald part with hym in all and sundry thingis
1520 Edinb. B. Rec. 205.
That we sall … tak thar auffald part in all thair just and leifful actionis
1546 Misc. Spald. C. II. 274.
Athir of the saidis pairteis sall … tak playne trew and aufauld pairt with vtheris
1554 Crim. Trials I. 373.
To be bundin and oblist … in trew and aufald band of manrent
1567 Reg. Privy C. I. 519.
To … tak aufald and plane part with us
1577 Reg. Morton I. 93.
[He] hes … kepit ane trew aufauld and just part towardis oure souerane lord
1596 Acts IV. 105/1.
With attestatioun and offering of oure aufauld and dewtifull … seruice to your maiestie

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