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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Plat, Platt, n.4 Also: plate. [e.m.E. platte (1517), plat, appar. var. of plot (Plot n.2), by influence of Plat n.2 and a.] A plot (of land). — 1589 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 6.
Jhonn Robertsoun [etc.] … intends to big ane lipperhous and hes desyret the toun to appoynt thame ane platt and grund
1655 Brodie Diary 127.
There is non of his qualiti and age lyk him in this platt of land
1662 Forbes Cantus Ep. Ded. A.
So that … so little a plate of ground hath yeelded very many plants of renoun
1662 Inverness Rec. II. 212.
And least any pretend ignorance … quhatt is the platt of ground heirby inhibit
1666-74 Fraser Polichron. 310 (see Plat n.3 4 d). 1672 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 281.
Also in ane considerable plate of ground round about the saids kirks commonlie called the kirkyard
1684 Dunlop P. II. 127.
[They were assigned] plats [of 12000 acres each in the neighbourhood of Port Royal]

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