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Procreat(e, v. P.t. procreat, procreatit. P.p. procreat(e, -iatt. [e.m.E. procreat(e (1546), p.p. late ME and e.m.E. procreat(e (15th c.), procreated (1536), L. prōcreāt- p.p. stem of prōcreāre.] tr. To procreate, beget, engender. Also transf. and fig. (1) Adam of iijc & xxxti ȝeris procreat Seth of quhom com the sonnis of God; Asl. MS I 301/2.
Ib. 301/5, etc.
Al thing that the eird procreatis; Compl. 54/3.
Man & beyst ande al vthir thyng that euyr vas procreat on the eird; Ib. 56/21.
Ib. 61/19.
1554 Misc. Bann. C. III 76.
Hir majestie being … apt and able to procreate and bring forth ma children; 1567 Hosack Mary Q. of Scots I 559.
The earle … was despairitt to haue procreat or getting ony childerin; Pitsc. I 80/18.
Airis femell … lauchtfullie procreat; 1580 Wemyss of Bogie MSS.
Elezabeth Richartsoun … procreatit and bwir ane man chylde; 1582–3 Crail B. Ct. MS 7 March.
Some of these kings dying without procreate heires; Lithgow Trav. iv 170.
(2) Ane princes memorative of the fare barnis apoun hir procreate [L. liberorum ex ea susceptorum]; Boece 110 b.
The ischew that mycht haue bene procreat betwixt thame; 1570 Bann. Memor. 28.
Feirand he procreat children with the quene; 1571 Sempill Sat. P. xxviii 138.
Sonnes … gotten and procreat vpon ane concubine; Skene Reg. Maj. i 30.
Quhen ane man mareis ane heretrice … : procreates vpon hir ane quick barne … and [etc.]; Ib. ii 73.
Procreat betuix his said vmquhile mother and me; 1621 Misc. Bann. C. II 247.
In the quhilk hayneus syn thair is procreat be the said Euphame to the said Alexander ane madin bairne; 1626 Justiciary Cases I 53.
1627 Ib. 72.
And to the heirs to be procreat betuixt them; Hope Major Pract. I 301.
1637 Misc. Spald. C. V 325.
Cheildrein laufully procriatt betuixt … the said Johne Neilsone and hir; 1670 Kirkcudbr. Test. (Reg. H.) 20 July.
In caise ther be no airs maill procreat betwixt to succeed to Johnstoun; 1671 Cunningham Diary 25.
transf. The successouris of ouer foir father Adam quhilkis var lauberaris of the grond and be there prudent inuention and pollice hes procreat the stait that thai posses; Compl. 128/22.
Ib. 128/7.
fig. Sik childrene hes he [sc. Satan] procreat to be Duellaris into his Babilon, Geneue; 1581 Sat. P. xliv 39.

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