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

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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).

Precable, adj. [L. precābilis, f. precārī to ask, beg, pray.] That may be demanded by the authority from a subject. — 1587 Acts III 505/2.
Thai ar ane pairt of the bodie and memberis subiect to the payment of taxt stent watcheing warding and all vther precable charges

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