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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Hostage, n.1 Also: hostayg, hoistage, -aig. [ME. (c 1275) and OF. hostage. Cf. Ostage.] Hostage, security; a hostage.(1) 1375 Barb. x. 133 (E).
He thair hostage all has tane
c1420 Wynt. viii. 6919.
Gret hostage [C. hostagis] thare levyd he
Ib. 6921.
Qwhill thai hostage ware
1456 Hay I. 186/14.
Treuly the King aw nocht to geve him hostage
(2) c1420 Wynt. viii. 6616.
For till cum hame in his cuntré On hostage
1427 Reg. Morton I. p. xlii.
We chargis yhow stratly … that yhe address yhow … to pas in Ingland in hostaygis for our deliuerance
?1438 Alex. i. 1254.
For my fader I went in hostage
1531 Bell. Boece II. 8.
That thair sonnis quhilkis lay in hoistage suld be slane
c1615 Chron. Kings 84.
The lordis Maxwell [etc.] … comandit to remayne … in hoistaig to make gude obediance for the inhabitteinis off thair landis
(3) 1456 Hay I. 245/28.
Suppose he have plegis or hostagis

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