A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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Lauteth, Lawteth, n. [Cf. ME. (once) lewted (1422), OF. lealted. Also in the later dial. (Allan Ramsay) as lawtith, lateth.] = Laute(e n. — 1517 Bk. Carlaverock II. 457.
Myne allegians to … the King … and als my lauteth and seruice to my cheif … alanerlie outtane 1566 Peebles B. Rec. 302.
The millar to find cog, roung and tallo, and vthir gud seruice batht to poir and riche, lautethe [pr. lautoche] in stuif resayuit 1653 Martine Reliq. Divi Andreae 124.
The inhabitants of St Andrews … sweare fealtie and lawteth to the archbishop 1712 Sc. Hist. Rev. XVIII. 232.
[He] becomes cautioner for … his son his lauteth and remaining with his said master
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