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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Clep(e, n. [Northern ME. clepe (14th c.), f. Clep(e,v.] Cleepe and call, a form of legal summons. a 1329 Acts I. 371/1.
Et sciendum est quod talis modus est de vetatione nami, quod pars habeat restauracionem catalli sui siue nami capti, et probacionem in manu cum clepe et call
Ib. 289/2.
Petet suum debitum ab eo simpliciter, sine aliquo clameo verborum legis, & non sicut fit in aliis placitis de wrang et vnlaw in quibus fit clep & call
Ib. Pref. 182.
The fourme to mak clepe and cal apon brekyng of proteccyon
c 1390 Reg. Morton I. App. xl.
Vne clepe et vne call dune protectioun — I apon the behalf of Sir J. de D. that here standis sayis to thé, R. that thar standis, that qwhar that he … was vndir the ferme pece … of our Kyng Robert [etc.]

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