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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).

Maritage, n. [Med. L. maritagium, e.m.E. (1502) maritage, marriage-portion, dowry.] = Mariag(e n. in various senses. a. The fact of marrying. b. Marriage-portion, dowry. c. = Mariag(e n. 4. —a. 1461 Liber Plusc. 387.
Scho … Tynt nocht hir madenheid for hir maritage
b. c1575 Balfour Pract. 99.
Tocher … utherwayis is callit, in our municipal law, maritage
1609 Skene Reg. Maj. i. 41.
Frie maritage is, quhen ane frie man giues ane parte or portion of his lands with ane woman in tocher gude
c. 1648 Acts VI. ii. 108/1.
The benefeit of the casualitie of the maritage of his vassellis air

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