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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Distrenȝ(e)abil(l, -ȝeable, a. [AF. destreynable, OF. destreignable. Also e.m.E. distreign-, distreinable.] Liable or subject to distraint. 1420 Liber Aberbr. 53.
That … the said landis of Hilweynd … be byggyt ande made distrenȝabil for the said annuale
1444 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 10.
For al thaim that ar distrengeabill [sic], and all thai that ar noght distrengeabill [etc.]
1485 Acta Conc. *104/1.
Gif … he be nocht distrenȝeable in landis and gudis to mak the said payment
1540 Acts II. 375/1.
The saidis airis … will nocht enter to thare landis swa that thai may be distrenȝeit for the saidis dettis in cais thai be nocht distrenȝeable in vtheris movable gudis

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