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Imployment, Ymploy-, n. [e.m.E. imploi-, imployment (1602).] a. Use. b. Employment, service. —a. 1593 Reg. Privy C. V. 63.
The fyve hundreth merkis … to be redeliverit or … compt made of the imployment thairof
b. c 1612 Highland P. III. 124.
Vpon occasioune of your majesties ymployment and service
1650 Stirling B. Rec. I. 197.
Those that might resort thither [on the occasion of the King's visit] for the imployments of the publict
1699 Mackenzie Laws & C. 19.
The pain of it is banishment. and never to bruik honour, or imployment for the future, within the kingdom

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