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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Ostilage, n. [Med. L. (h)ostilagium (right or service of) lodging, procuration, also (Sc.) hostelry, inn, OF. hostelage, ostellage (provision of) lodging, late ME. hostilage (1455) ? the provision of compulsory lodging.] ? Lodging or entertainment provided to travellers in an inn. — c1420 Wynt. v. 441 (W).
For in till Rome he held ostilage Off diuers nationis

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