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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Imprestable, adj. [Cf. Prestable adj. Only Sc.] Impossible of being rendered or paid; incapable of being performed or discharged. — 1662 Decis. Lords G. 32.
It is imprestable by him to cause Balmerinoch subscribe
1678 Fountainhall Decis. I. 18. 1679 Wodrow Hist. (1722) II. 60.
For inforcing of a most unnatural bond, wholly illegal in itself and imprestable by us
1682 in Cloud of Witnesses (1810) 225.
Counting the cost and seeing the cost of themselves imprestable
1687 Fountainhall Decis. I. 446. 1689 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. XIII. 469.
The saids rents … has become imprestable for the petitioners
1697 Fountainhall Decis. I. 779.

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