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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Dampnable, -abill, a. Also: damptnabill. [ME. dampnable (1303), -abil, OF. dampnable, med. L. dampnabilis. Cf. Damnable.]

1. Worthy of condemnation; damnable. 1490 Irland Mir. I. 30/28.
Throw this is schawin fals & dampnable the errour
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 178/29.
His estate is catif and dampnable
1558-66 Knox II. 187.
Tuiching the dampnabill erroure of the Papistis
a1578 Pitsc. I. 146/19.
The quhilk damptnabill and cursit abuse
1615 Crim. Trials III. 277.
Airmit … in so dampnable ane caus

2. Bringing damage; injurious. a1586 Maitland Ho. Seytoun p. x.
No thing that may be skaythfull or dampnable thairto
1567 G. Ball. 177.
Chargis … sa dampnabill and sa sad

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