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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Companionrie, -ry, n. Also: -pagnionry. [f. e.m.E. companion. Cf. Companȝeounrie.] Companionship. 1595 Duncan Appendix.
Symbolum, … a lawing in companionrie
1606 Rollock 1 Thess. 252.
Companionry is wondrous good. I should do as others do
1604-9 Grahame Anat. Humors 17 b.
The great abuse of companionrie, who can not … be merrie in honest … pastimes
1637 Rutherford Lett. (1862) I. 345.
I beseech and obtest you … to make conscience of … needless companionry
1652 Urquhart Wks. (1834) 239.
Good fellowship and Bacchanalian compagnionry
a1670 Scot Staggering State, 32.
His two sons, … were greatly subject to drunkenness and companionry

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