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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Cheritably, adv. Also: -abille, -ably; chirritable. [Variant of Charitably. Cf. Cheritable,a.] Charitably. 1562 Peebles B. Rec. 278.
Praying yow … [to] vse him godlie and cheritabille, that he may be conforteid in his office
1558-66 Knox II. 419.
Complainttis … that men wer not cheritably handyllit
1593 Warrender P. II. 205.
Now I pray yow consider chirritable of theis exemplis
Ib. 206.
To delait them to his majestie faithfully and chirritable
1627 Bamff Chart. 217.
Give it sal happine the saidis James, … , and Helene nocht to agrie cheritablie togidder in househald

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