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Ingadge, Ingage, v. Also: ingaige, -geage. [e.m.E. ingage (1596). Cf. Engadge.]

1. tr. To pledge or pawn; to mortgage; fig. to pledge (one's honour). [He] left the leiuing far ingadgit; 1598 6th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. 659/2.
[The diamond] wes ingadgit at Londoun; 1634 Bk. Carlaverock II. 128.
[They] should ingadge their honour … that [etc.]; 1638 Baillie I. 81.

2. To bind (a person or persons) by a formal agreement to perform a specified undertaking or condition. Freq. refl., to bind oneself. (1) The wholl mony that I wes ingadgit for; c 1612 Highland P. III. 124.
The cautioner … stuid ingadged; Bisset I. 254/4.
We ar alredie ingadgit and bund in payment of … constant stipends at ten for the hundreth; 1633 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 390.
Being ingagit to Mr. Jo. Bell; 1639 Baillie I. 238.
That the toune be not ingadged in any thing that concernes the shyres pairt; 1651 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 125.
They have … ingadgit the state for the samen [payment]; 1657 Aberd. Council Lett. III. 290.
(2) [He] did ingaige himself to the minister … that Georg Muchet should satisfie [etc.]; 1655 Stirling Ant. II. 18.
I am sorry you should … have ingadged your selves for such a considerable soume; 1661 Aberd. Council Lett. IV. 89.
George Lawtie ingadges himself to … perfyt the Beedhouse before Whitsunday; 1676 Cramond Fordyce Presb. 42.

3. intr. a. To undertake, commit oneself. Parenthet., I ingage, = I undertake. Twentie … children … On tame lyounis quhalpis, I ingage; Clar. v. 929.
The ministeris wer most willing to promise and ingadge that no augmentatioun … suld affect … the towne; 1640 Aberd. B. Rec. III. 111.
He ingadges to colect the hearthmoney in the Presbytery of Haddington; Nimmo Narr. 96.

b. To enter into a commitment; to engage oneself, make oneself answerable for. Such as ingage in this union; 1652 Nicoll Diary 86.
To discharge with him … without aither ingadging or discharging till your comeing home; 1661 Aberd. Council Lett. IV. 178.
To buy … velvet and ingadge for the payment thereof for some litle time; 1697 Falkirk Par. Rec. II. 55.

c. To take service, enlist. To imped the militia souldiers to ingadge with the French captaine; 1671 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 275.
Resolving to ingadge in that Scots army; Kingston Contin. Ho. Seytoun 84.
To gett back the servant … that runn away and ingadged in the manufactory at Hamiltone; 1701 New Mills Manuf. 264.

4. tr. a. To engage in one's employment. b. In p.p., employed, occupied. c. To enter into combat with. d. In p.p., committed, involved, in some affair. a. If the saids [French] captains … sall indeavor to ingadge them [apprentices, etc.]; 1671 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 275.
b. Many … seamen ingadged in a trade of caping; Lauder Observes 256.
Besyds a spair ox to each ingeag'd leading stons; 1685 Glamis Bk. Rec. 81.
c. About the number of twentie came out … to ingage the party; 1675 Erskine Diary 224.
d. We ar all michtilie ingagit be his folie; 1625 Bk. Carlaverock II. 67.

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