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

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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).

Prejudiciable, adj. Also: prae- and -yable. [Late ME (once, 1429), e.m.E. (1674), F. préjudiciable (14th c. in Littré).] Apt to cause detriment to rights, interests etc., prejudicial, detrimental. = Prejudicial(l adj. 1. — 1585 Gray Lett. & P. 44.
Vtheruayis it shalbe verie preiudicyable to my crediet
1588 King Cat. 114.
He culd nocht be præiudiciable to the kirk
c1590 Fowler II 122/13.
A vyse prence suld not keip his faith … whills the observing of the same sal be over hurtfull and prejudiciable vnto him
1600 Hamilton Facile Tr. 261.
Bot the ane is not preiudiciable to the vther
Id. Ib. in Cath. Tr. (S.T.S.) 243. c1610 Melville Mem. 146.
Be folowing this aduyse, quhilk in na wayes can be prejudiciable to your maieste

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