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Bud, n. Also: budd, bude. [Of obscure origin, perh. f. bud-, variant stem of OE. béodan: cf. Bode n.] A bribe; a private reward for service rendered. Very common throughout the 16th century. That al jugis sal ger the assisouris swere … that thai nothir haf tane na sal tak mede na buddis of ony party; 1436 Acts II. 23/2.
[They] gert the sayd frer John Jamson swer … that he swld noch geyf na bud to na man of the Cors Kyrk gud; 1456 Peebles B. Rec. 116.
Thou suld als mak strait inhibicion That nane tak bud for gift of benefice; Liber Plusc. 400.
I am ane iuge … Thair is na buddis suld beir me by the richt; Henr. Fab. 2322.
For ane bud the pure man he ourthrawis; Ib. 2710.
Of a bud the bitter abusioun Sall gar a crukit caus wele clokit be; Contempl. Sinn. 165.
Ane behuffull chaplane … to be chosing nother for bud nor meid for kyne nor alya; 1520 Peebles B. Rec. 51.
For … the ryding to tak sesing, and notaris feis, buddis, and all expensis; 1530 Reg. Soltre 158.
Romanis … corrupting the legate be giftis and buddis; Boece vi. xv. 216 b.
Bud and reward that gydis euerie thing; Stewart 25222.
Without ony pertiale counsale, rewardis or buddis taking forther than is promittit of the law; 1540 Acts II. 374/2.
To vse the office of seriandschip … justlie baith to pure and riche, and without outhir bude or meid; 1557 Peebles B. Rec. 235.
He never … hes mayd ony promys to Margret of ony bud or gayr … to ceas fra persut of mariaige; 1565 St. A. Kirk S. 256.
Ye sal haiue your foular dog in ane bud giue ye dres the maiter; 1576 Fam. Rose 268.
Thei haf resavit budis fra the lardis … for selling to tham the land; 1592 Lanark B. Rec. 107.
Incais that ony of thame [sc. baillies] … ressave buddis or brybbis; 1612 Orkney & Zetl. Sheriff Ct. 9.
They … miskend him, how he was pressing to raise ¥5000 to give in budds; 1637 Rothes Affairs 31.
He did take a bond apart for ¥1000, which was a bud for loaning of the money; 1667 Rec. Justiciary Ct. I. 247.
He had gotten his land teilled … as ane budd for the oversight done be him to the herds; 1675 Peebles B. Rec. II. 91.
Partiall councell, budd or brybe; 1700 Acts X. App. 140.

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