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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Incuragement, n. Also: incurrag-, incourage-, incouradg(e)ment. [e.m.E. incouragement (1598), encouragement (1568).] Encouragement. — 1632 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 352.
Thingis … that may contribut to the incouragement of the merchand
1657 Conv. Burghs III. 448.
Incouradgmentis … of so good … designes
1665 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 215.
The magistrats … had offered the best incouradgementis they could
1674 Glasgow B. Rec. III. 497.
For his incurragment to keep a school

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