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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).

Preferable, adj. [e.m.E. prefer(r)able (1648) F. préférable (Cotgr. 1611), f. préférer Prefer v.] In Sc. law: (To be) given priority; designated or assigned (to a person or purpose) before other rights are considered. — 1681 Stair Inst. iv xxxv § 6 (1832) 662.
But if both pursuits were in the same court, the prior decreet is preferable
Ib., etc.
The voluntary right will be preferable
(1696) Fountainhall Decis. I 696.
He has right to two infeftments of annualrent, which being preferable to the widow exhaust the subject

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