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Informatioun, -acioun, n. Also: -atyoun. [ME. informacion (c 1386), e.m.E. -acion, -acyon, -ation, L. informātio.] Information; communication of knowledge; knowledge imparted or acquired. Also, suggestion, instigation. 1390 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 18.
Robert … through his wrang informatioune has gert skaith the said abbot
c1420 Wynt. viii. 1637.
Chargyd … be full informatyoun Of fewte till gyue [up] all band
1456 Hay II. 19/4.
To geve us insample and informacioun how we suld reule oure lyfing here
c1450 Cr. Deyng 257.
Quhat euer he be that treuly kepys this informacioune but fenȝeing, he beis sauit
1502 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 642.
The said retour is na evident of heretegh bot an informacion to the kingis chapell
1515 Reg. Privy S. I. 408/2.
Landis … to be specifiyt and boundit eftyr informatioun
1539 Chart. Coupar A. II. 147.
Den Alexander sall giue his consall and informatioun … to the said abbot
a1578 Pitsc. I. 40/23.
Be informatioun of sum ... gredie flatteraris ... he tuik porpois to obey the lettres
1588 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 25.
Letteris purcheist … upone the sinister informatioun of James Leslie
1628 Ib. 288.
The burrowes specifiet in the said informatioun
1655 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 154.
The counsell haveing … takin sufficient tryall and informatioun of the supplicant

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