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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).

Privilegit, p.p. and ppl. adj. Also: -legeit, -ledgit, -ledged, -lidged, privelegit, priwelagyd. [ME and e.m.E. privyleged (Chaucer), privelegid (Trevisa), privileged. Cf. Previlegit and Privilegiat.]

1. Invested with or enjoying a privilege or privileges. a. Of persons. b. Of things.a. predic. c1420 Wynt. vii 2229.
That that electyown Fell to thame than be all resown, Priwelagyd [C. Prewaleggit] off antyqwyte
1456 Hay I 218/14.
Bot gif thai be specially privilegit be emperouris power hafand
Ib. 268/32.
Gif ane of my provis failis me in lissis, quhy suld I nocht be privilegit to bring ane othir?
Ib. 107/15. 1575 Reg. Privy C. II 472.
Nayther ar thay authorizit or privilegeit be the seill of caus as fremen within the said burgh
attrib. 1546 Aberd. B. Rec. I 228.
Within ane priuilegit towne
1621 Acts IV 626/2.
That no castor hattis be vsit … bot be the priuiledgit persounes
Ib. 626/1.
b. 1456 Hay I 155/23.
That sik a cas as this is nocht a thing that is privilegit as is rychtwis were
Ib. 239/33.
We suld first behalde quhat resoun is the ox privilegit for
Ib. 285/5.
Quhat casis ar privilegit in the law, quhilk nocht
Ib. 191/28.

c. Said of certain types of action in the Court of Session which because of their special nature were exempted from the regular rules as to order of hearing (or, according to Stair, also as to formality of styling).Also privilegit table (= roll or list of such actions).See also Privilege v. c. 1528–9 Acta Conc. MS XXXIX 74.
[A summons being] tabulit in the hinder end of the privelegit table
Ib. 109.
It was nocht the day assignit to the privelegit summondis
1532 Instit. Ct. Sess. in Facs. Nat. MSS III xx.
That the priuilegit summondis of euery quarter salbe tablit with the vnpriuilegit quhill that diett or quarter be endit
That thir summondis vnder written sall be priuilegit and to be callit by the ordour of the diettis that is to say recent spulȝeis, calling of letres [etc.]
c1575 Balfour Pract. 272.
And upon the Wednisday and Thurisday to call all commoun privilegit actiounis sic as horningis [etc.]
a1633 Hope Major Pract. II 242.
1672 Acts Sederunt ii 107.
The Lords considering that divers summonses, as declarators and others, … have of late been execute sometimes upon six dayes, as being priviledged by deliverance of the Lords, upon bills given in for that effect, … therefore the saids Lords doe ordain [etc.]
1681 Stair Inst. iv iii § 4. Ib. §32.

2. That is enjoyed as a privilege. 1552 Edinb. B. Rec. II 171.
With ane privilegit peis ane or tua dayis in the wolk

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