A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Outhounder, -hunder, n. [Hounder n., Hunder n.] An instigator or inciter (of another, to a crime, against a third party, etc.). —
The samen persoun … salbe held … as ane partner mantenir … outhounder & assister of the saids personis in his offens; 1596 Haddington B. Rec. (Robb) 20 May.
That the Gordonis war the out hounderis of thir hielanderis, of verie malice aganis Frendracht; Spalding I. 46.
1674 Justiciary Ct. Rec. II. 220.
Captain Hugh was the outhounder … to the said wicked work; 1697 Old Ross-shire I. 206.
And if there could be information gotten against him as ane outhunder [etc.]; 1699 Misc. 3 Spald. C. II 113.
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