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

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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).

Redevable, adj. [16th c. Eng. redeuable absol. as noun = a debtor (once, 1502), 17th c. Eng. redueable indebted (1627), redevable (1647) adj. indebted, F. redevable (15th c. in Littré), f. redevoir.] Beholden (unto a person) (for a favour); indebted. — 1599 Cal. Sc. P. XIII 462.
[I should find myself always] redeuable [for such courtesies]
1600 Ib. 701.
Leist I suld seime ingraitt towards him unto quhome I am sa far redevable

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