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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Constabil-, Constableschip, n. [Late ME. constablisshippe, -stabelschepe (1464).] The position of a constable. — 1495 Acta Conc. 427/1.
He sall … defend to the said George Rowle the officez of capitane and constableschip of the said Castell of Boncle
1636 Peebles Gleanings 169.
For dew and thankfull service in the office of constabillischip [sic] within this burgh

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