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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Pay-, Peyabill, -abel(l, -(e)able, a. [Late ME. (1447) and e.m.E. paiable, e.m.E. payable.] Due to be paid; owing; payable.predic. (a) 1639 Elgin Rec. I. 262.
For 220 merkis payabill at Candilmes [etc.]
1651 Laing MSS. I. 270.
Your proportion payabell to this plaas
1676 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Processes No. 243.
Fifitei threi pownd payabel as at Martmes
1688 Galloway P.
(b) 1643 Galloway P. 25 Aug.
Of all work & service peyabill furth of the saids lands
1670 Sc. N. & Q. 2 Ser. II. 42.
attrib. 1671 Kirkcudbr. Test. (Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct.) 25 July.
With … four loads of corn as my payable rent

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