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

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

(Cusinage,) Cusynage, n.1 Also: -ingage, -onage. [Variants of Cousinage.] a. Kinship. b. = Cusines. — 1445 Peebles B. Rec. ii.
Gif it hapynnis that the balyheis … fee ony chapellane for meide, prayer, cusynage, or alya or for ony cause
c1460 Thewis Wysmen 327.
Thai … sone wyll compt of cusingage, … And makis thaim sone for to be frend
1490 Irland Mir. I. 136/7.
Thi cusonage Elizabeth, now in hir eild aboue the cours of nature

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