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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Outlaying, vbl. n. [Lay v.1 42 a, d, Outlay n.] a. The eviction or ejection of a tenant. b. The laying out or expenditure (of money or goods). —a. 1548 Ex. Processes (Reg. H.) Boyd v. Lyn.
The … inspectioun of the precept of warning and outlaying of the said Johnne Lyn
b. 1622-6 Bisset II. 219/25.
Togidder with the graithing, out laying and expensis, munitioun and equipaiging … of the saidis schippis
1616 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 15.
I raid to the ferrie to deliver the daillis to the skipper gevin for the outlaying of xl treis viii s.

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