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Raisonable, Rasonable, -abyll, adj. [OF raisonable: cf. Reso(u)nabil(l adj.] Reasonable or rational, in various senses of Reso(u)nabil(l adj. c1450 Cr. Deyng (S.T.S.) 184.
Sic folkis suld erar be callyt bestis vnraconable than man rasonable
1476 Peebles B. Rec. I 177.
Fwll power to mak rasonabyll tenandis [etc.]
1563-1570 Buch. Wr. 16.
And now is raisonable that [etc.]
1596 Dalr. I 140/19.
His wisdome is of a rasonable renoumne and reputatione
1683 Laing MSS I 430.
If that be a raisonable thing, I leave to your lordship to judge

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