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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Inhable, -habill, v.1 Also inhabeilling vbl. n. [e.m.E. inhable, -habile (1531), late ME. enhable.] tr. a. To enable, provide with the means. b. To authorize, sanction, empower. —a. 1598 Acts IV. 167/1.
To the effect the saidis Thomas and Robert may … vse all lesum meanis … for to inhabill thameselffis to satisfie the saidis creditouris
1659 Irvine Mun. II. 81.
For the said Robert Galt and his forsaids inhabeilling to serve the said sucken
b. 1607 Acts IV. 371/2.
His maiesteis prerogatiue royall to denysat, inhable and prefer to such offices [etc.] … English subiectis

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