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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).

Pragmaticknes, n. [Cf. e.m.E. pragmaticalness (1643).] ? Officiousness. — 1685 Lauder Notices Affairs II 624.
Some blame Lundie's pragmaticknes [Fountainhall Decis. I 346, pragmaticalnes] for this, as taking more upon him then the former secretaries did

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