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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Court-plaint, -plent, n. Also: -playnt, court(e)plant(e. [Court n. 3.] The privilege of dealing with complaints made to a local court of justice. 1460 Stewart Mem. 64.
[For] nyne yher next folowand his entra … wyth court playnt and chete of court
1504 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 216.
The landis of Strathde … with all proffittis, custumis, … courte plante, hereȝeld [etc.]
1512 Reg. Privy S. I. 370/2.
The ward of all landis … with power of court playnt, unlawis and eschaetis thairof
1536–7 Breadalbane Coll. (Reg. H.) No. 47.
Schir Duncane Campbell … was infeft in the said office of balȝery with court plant and eschete of court
1561 Reg. Privy S. MS. XXX. 84 b.
To sett thame to tennentis as thai think expedient, with court plent, heriold, blowdweit, and mercheit
1574 Ib. XLII. 29.
To dispone at thair plesour with court plaint [etc.]
1632 Lanark B. Rec. 327.
To be haldin … with court plent, herezeld, bluidwite [etc.]

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