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

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Dishabil, -hable, v. [e.m.E. dishable (1548), var. of Disable.] tr. To render unable; to incapacitate; to disqualify. — 1587 Acts III. 494/1.
His hienes … annullis the said pretendit proces of foirfaltour … dishabilling his bairnis
1620 Melrose P. 361.
Through the … scairstie of moneyis … thay wer dishabilled frome keping of thair credite
1625 Acts V. 169/1.
To declair … that his debtour is ane bankrupt, whairby he is dishabled to mak payment

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