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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Borowage, n. Also: borouage, bowrovage; [f. borow- borough (see Borow,attrib.n.), after L. burgagium. See also Burrowage.] Burgh-tenure; burgage. 14.. Acts I. 21/2.
Ilke burges sall geyff to the kyng for his borowage … for ilke rud of land v d. be yhere
Ib. 23/2.
Gif a churl … hafe ony borowagis in burgh
1524 Rec. Earld. Orkney 421.
Ane allienatioun of tua borowagis landis
1548 Ayr Charters 40.
Quhare that the saidis provest ... and communite ar infeft of fre borrowaige
1549 Prot. Bk. A. Gaw 4.
[Land lying within the] bowrovage of Falkland

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