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Gripping, vbl. n. [f. Grip v.] The action of grasping or seizing. — The suir gripping to the religious and godlie antiquitie; Winȝet II. 23/20.
William Werk and William Lowttit for gripping of the nes of Excanabe by the leif of the awner, ilk persone to pay xl s. for gripstair; 1602 Shetland Sheriff Ct. 27 b.
There is most sensible footing and, so to speak, gripping to be gotten by looking to the Mediator; J. Durham Expos. Rev. i. (1680) 15.

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