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

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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).

Resplait, -splat, -spleit, -spliet, n. [f. Resplait,v.] a. To putin resplait, to adjourn, postpone. b. Without resplait, without respite or remission. — 1452 Melville Chart. 36.
For waiknes of curt put the saide actioun in resplat
1609 Skene Reg. Maj. i 110.
Gif any judgement … be put to the next court in respliet because of better advisement
1622-6 Bisset I 308/17.
The said lord asked the dome of the last courte that wes puttin in respleit … to this courte
b. a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 1189 (Asl.).
Hell … Quhar pane sall perseveir without resplait

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