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

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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).

Preso(u)nage, n. [? Nonce-formation on Preso(u)n n.1; but cf. OF presonage (1290, 1317 in Godef., 1345 in Saint-Palaye) expenses payable for upkeep and attendance during imprisonment.] Imprisonment. — 1560 Rolland Seven S. 1338.
That this ȝoung man was put in presonage [: knawledge] Not put to deid

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