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

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Frelage, n. [f. Fre a. In e.m.E. as freelege, frelige (1593).] Freedom; privilege of sanctuary. — c1420 Wynt. i. xvii (W).
Off Nynus king and frelage That he gert do till ane ymage
1513 Doug. ix. iii. 47.
Quhat God hes to hym grantyt sik frelage?
1535 Stewart 54456.
In strang presoun, but ransoun or frelag [: Armetage]
1578 G. Ball. 236.
Thé to all frelage I did restoir

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