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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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(Outouth,) prep., adv. and a. Also: outt-, owt- and -outht, -oucht, -owthe, -uth(t, -out; outhouth, -ouht, outtith, otowth, ewteuth; and Outow. [Sc. var. of Outwith: cf. also Utouth (and ? Outh) (and cf. In(n)outh beside Inwith).] Outside (of). = Outwith.a. prep. (1) 1375 Barb. viii. 90 (E), 448 (E) (see Outow).
Otowth, owtouth
a1400 Leg. S. l. 1104.
The tyrand gert hir furth be had Outhouth the ȝeittis of the cite
1464 Peebles B. Rec. I. 150.
1476 Acta Aud. 54/2.
The said brefe [being] seruit ewteuth the said schire
1524 Selkirk B. Ct. fol. 109 a.
To waik outhouht the town
1540–1 Elgin Rec. I. 57.
To landwart and outtouth the boundis of the said brucht
1541 Ib. 65.
That na maner persone by vittellis nor fysch outout the commond merkat
1551 Hamilton Cat. 16.
Quha ar outtith the haly Kirk
(2) 1398–9 Acts I. 211/1.
Bath in to regalitez and owtuth
1429–30 Acts Jas. I in Ayr B. Ct. 6 Mar.
With in court or owtutht
1462 Peebles B. Rec. I. 147.
1471 Ib. 167.
Innowth hous na oututhous
1502 Stirlings of Keir 279.
In jugement or owtouth
1532 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 127.
Quhair thai be within or outoucht our burgh
b. adv. a1400 Leg. S. xxxii. 170.
& the wallis oututh ennoynt
c. adj. 1584 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 114.
All outowthe strangeris

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