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

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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).

Respectable, adj. (e.m.E. = worthy of notice or consideration (a1586, 1605), deserving of respect (1599, then 1750). 1584 Gray Lett. & P. 9.
The Queene of Englande, being the princes in the worlde neerest alwaies, and moste respectable to ws

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