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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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(Duité,) Duyté, n. Also: dwité, -ittie, -ethé, duetie. [ME. duyté, dueté, varr. of deweté Dewité.] Duty (in various senses). 1446 Reg. Cupar A. I. 126.
The sayd Johne doand to vs al duyte and servys as … customyt is of our lordschip to do
1446 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 312.
All dwiteis belangand till vs of the said landis
1493 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 582.
The payment and dwetheis … that was contenyt in the saide ewydentis
1527 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 248.
Maillis, custummis, dwiteis and dew seruice of the said barony to … oup tak and inbryng
1549 Soc. Ant. XI. 93.
[That] the pvir auld preist … be restorit to his dwittie of his ruid seruice
1596 Dalr. II. 122/2.
The king … began a justice are, quhair he did the duetie of a gude … prince

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