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Personal(l)y, -ie, , adv. (a.) Also: -ye, -i; personly, -lé, -li; persnarlye. [ME. and e.m.E. personallich (1398), -aly (Caxton), -elly; f. Personal(l a.]

1. Personally, in person, in various applications. Chiefly in certain legal formulæ. (a) Pightis … wald haue bene personaly [R. in parcenary] In to that land wonnand thaim by; Wynt. iv. 1777 (W).
Thir personalie wnderwrittin; 1456 (c 1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I. 15.
Bathe the saide partijs beand personaly present; 1466 Acta Aud. 6/1.
Personale; 1482–3 Acta Conc. II. cvii.
Personali; Ib. cxiv.
Certane thingis … that thai mon personali ansuere to; 1484 Ib. I. *100/1.
I personalie passit to the grounde and sulye of the saidis landis; 1485 Lag Chart. 53.
The twa last letters that past apone the sade Adam personaly; 1497 Acta Conc. II. 84, etc.
Giff he may be persnarlye apprehendyt; 1507 Grant Chart. 46.
Nocht comperand personaly, bot … tresonably absentand him; 1526 Acts II. 303/1.
That thai cum and remane personallie within this towne; 1535 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 71.
Premunicione beand maid personalye; 1537 Grant Chart. 271.
Sa mony as beis … chairget speciallie, other personallie or at thair dwelling-place; 1538 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 90.
O thou sueit angell that taryis with me houbeit thou speik nocht with me personalie; Arundel MS. 248/275.
Pitsc. II. 88/12.
Jonet Forbes is chargit personalie befoir the sessioun yit as befoir to conpeir; 1582 St. A. Kirk S. 493.
Vpone Sunday … personaly comperit Petir Haye; 1590 Prot. Bk. J. Inglis 28 March.
If they cannot be gotten personalie apprehendit; 1671 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Processes No. 84 (8 Feb.).
(b) All persouns … to be chairgit be thair nameis in speciall, ather personle or at the mercatt croceis respectiue; 1597 Conv. Burghs II. ii.
I … personli aprehended Master James Kirk; 1676 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Processes No. 219 (14 Aug.).
Personly; 1692 Ib. 14 Apr.

2. adj. = Personal(l a. c. To the personaly presence of Johne Mortymere; 1587 Prot. Bk. J. Inglis 4 May.
1590 Ib. 25 Oct.

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