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Fragilité, -itie, n. Also: fragilyté, -illitie, -yl(l)itie, fraigilité, fragelitee, -elyté; fregilité. [ME. fragylité, fragilyté (1389), OF. fragilité, L. fragilitas.] Weakness, frailty (esp. of character). 1456 Hay I. 16/31.
Ȝit is that bot fragilitee and brukilnes of manuis nature
c1450 Cr. Deyng 149.
To knaw his fragelyte, and to ask mercy
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 323/5.
With mony vther ressonis contrar fals warldlie fragiliteis
1513 Doug. ix. Prol. 6.
Quha tharto harkis fallys in fragilyte
1533 Boece iii. i. 90 b.
Febill persons be fragilite of kynde or age war slane
1549 Compl. 9/15.
Be rason that the maist part of the pepil, throucht ther natural fraigilite, consumis … ther dais in ydilnes
1566 St. A. Kirk S. 273.
Havand respecte to the fregilite and facilnes of the said Jonat

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