Show Search Results Show Browse

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

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations & symbols Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).

Redemabil(l, adj. Also: -demable, -deimable, -abell, -deemable, -deamable, -dimable. [Redem(e v.; cf. e.m.E. redeemable (Cotgrave).] Capable of being redeemed, in senses 2 and 5 of Redem(e v. a. Of property: Capable of being repurchased or recovered. b. Of sin: Capable of being atoned for (by payment).a. 1527 Prot. Bk. J. Foular III 246.
The said land to be redeimable and return agane to the said Johne
1551 Acts II 490/2.
It is statute … that quhether the annuell be redemabill or vnredemabill [etc.]
1579 Ayr & Gall. Coll. VI 155.
[The said tenement of land … redeemable for 100 merks]
15.. Reg. Panmure I xxxi.
[The] infeftment of the milne … redemabil vpon the hwnder markes for his part
1609 Skene Reg. Maj. ii 105 (Table).
1611 Ayr Chart. 143.
Four … buithis under the tolbuyth … annaliit and wodsett … redemabill and under reversioun
c1620 Sutherland Bk. II 347.
The lands that Walter Innes … hes sold … ar redimable to yow for a thousand marks the dawigh
1630 Aberd. Council Lett. I 327.
[Lands] redemabill … be peyment … off … ten thowsand marks Scottis moneyis
a1633 Hope Major Pract. II 88.
All adjudications ar redeemable fra the partie obtainer therof be any co-creditor of the defunct debitor
1635 Laing MSS I 195.
This we have done by way of morgadge redeimable to your majestie
1661 Acts VII 318/1.
All compriseings deduced since January 1652 yeers and wherof the legalls are expyred … shall be redeemable [etc.]
1668 Lamont Diary 204.
1681 Stair Inst. ii iii § 22.
Redeemable rights are not so secure, because they may be evacuated by order of redemption
Ib. iv iii §2.
That they be not perpetually redeemable or require a new legal
b. 1650 Inverurie 314.
That … no mans publick confessing of sin … be sould for money, or be redeamable that way

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Redemabil adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Aug 2022 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse DOST: