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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Imaginat, p.p. and ppl. a. Also: ymag-, emaginate. [ad. L. imāginātus, p.p. of imāgināre.]

1. p.p. a. Imagined; devised as fiction, invented. b. Plotted, contrived.a. 1562-3 Winȝet II. 56/22.
Nocht that quhilk is inuentit be thé; … nocht that quhilk thow hes imaginat
1588 King Cat. 210.
Na thing can be imaginat mair intolerable
1590 Burel Pilgr. ii. 5.
All curious pastimes and consaits [which] Cud he imaginat be man
b. 1533 Bell. Livy I. 135/27.
The faderis war sa commovit for this tressoun recentlie ymaginate
1542 Acts II. 420/1.
The distructioun of … our souirane lordis … persoun … , emaginate and conspirit be … Jonet Lady Glammis

2. ppl. a. Invented, fictitious. 1562-3 Winȝet I. 119/30.
Gif ȝe appreue na kirk … except an imaginat inuisible kirk

Imaginat p.p., ppl. adj.

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