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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Pass-, Pasager, -ir, -aiger, n. [ME. and e.m.E. passager (c 1330–1672), also -our (Lydgate), F. passager, -ier adj. passing, temporary, also absol. as n. a passer-by, a sojourner, a passenger, etc., f. passage, Passag(e n.1 Not recorded in Sc. till the early 17th c. Cf. Passinger n.] a. One passing through; a traveller. b. One conveyed as a passenger. Only comb., with -fie and -geld. — 1603 Lett. & St. P. Jas. VI 45.
Ther vas neuer so mayny passageris heir a vay [written in France]
1632 Cullen B. Ct. MS. 27 Apr.
Bot stayis all passagers thairour as ane commone get
1675 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. IV. 660.
Ther hath beine … Egiptians … assalting the pasagers by the high wayes
1624 Perth Kirk S. MS. 31 May.
Henrie Mukarsie … is boun to the pairtis beȝond see and waild be acceptit in the companye of certane honest men … bown thair gif he hed … sumquhat to pay for his passaiger fie
1685 Caldwell P. I. 163.
For waggon … together with passagir geld … £6.12.0.
Ib. 165.
For waggon and passagir gelt

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