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

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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).

Profligat, adj. Also: -flagat, -flogat. [e.m.E. profligate (1535), L. prōflīgātus overthrown; vile, abandoned, p. p. of prōflīgāre to dash to the ground, ruin, etc. f. prō and -flīgāre to strike down.] a. Overthrown; foiled. b. Licentious, dissolute. — 1573 Reg. Privy C. II 214.
The conspiratouris … wer profligat and disapointit
1666-74 Fraser Polichron. 230.
A vile flagitious proflagat fellow and ravageing robber
1672 Douglas Corr. 271.
If hee were either a fooll or a proflogat persone [etc.]

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