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

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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).

Reable, adj. [Reabil(l v.] Legitimate. — 1581 Burne Disput. in 1573-1600 Cath. Tr. 164/5.
To persuade the people that he micht be reable air to his father ye preachit euer … that promeis of mariage vas lauchtful mariage

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