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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).

Mutabil(l, -able, a. [ME. (Chaucer) and e.m.E. mutable, late ME. also muitable (once. 1456), L. mūtābilis.] Mutable, alterable, not fixed or constant. — 1531 Bell. Boece II. 223.
The ingine and maneris of al pepil ar mutabil, and corespondent to the season, as it occurris
1554 Knox III. 143.
For so wer he a mutabill God, and gaif his glorie to another
a1633 Hope Major Pract. II. 19.
Because the mutable session … wes not able to decyde all causes so quicklie, therfoir … the constant session wes first chosen be James 4 to sitt continuallie in Edinburgh

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