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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Conscionabill, -able, a. Also: -scienabill, -scieonable. [e.m.E. conscionable (1549), irreg. f. conscience.] Conscientious, scrupulous; equitable, just. 1614 Highland P. III. 155.
Whilk referring to your conscienabill discretion … I rest [etc.]
1647 Sutherland Chart. 197.
Ther can be no honnowrabill or conscionabill agrement, vntill [etc.]
1650 Inverness Presb. 194.
That he … preaches vsually once on the Lords day, and urged a conscionable keeping of it
1650 Acts VI. 571/2.
Not that I doe or can distrust my conscieonable richt to the estait I was borne to

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