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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).

Procurage, n. [e.m.L. procuragium (1535 in Latham) ‘maintenance, entertainment, esp. of visiting officials (eccl.), or payment in lieu’. Only Sc.] = Procuratio(u)n n. 4, Procuracie n. a. (Found only coupled with synage or synodal.)(1) 1511 Chapel Royal 91.
plur. Payand procuragis and synnagis and mak the dene rurale expensys in visitacoun as efferys
(2) sing. 1511 Chapel Royal 91. 1539 Reg. Cupar A. II 6.
The saidis Walter [etc.] … payand … ten pund ȝeirlie to the vicar pentionar … and ten merkis to the stall in Aberdene … with procurage, synage and all vthir dewyteis aucht and vsit to be pait to the bischope, exceptand the subsid give it beis recouerit
1542 Ib. 27, etc. 1548–9 Acta Conc. Publ. Aff. 584. 1555 Reg. Cupar A. II 254, etc. 1557 Grant Chart. 379.
[Paying] the stallaris fee, procurage, sinodall, denis visitationis and vtheris charges aucht and wount
1561 Rentale Dunkeld. (S.H.S.) 350. 1570 Glasg. Univ. Mun. I 81.
Saxtene pundis yeirlie to be gewin to the vicare pensionare of Colmonell for his stipend and the denis visitatioune procurage synodalis vsit of befoir

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