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

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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).

(Retretabill,) Retreattabill, -able, adj. [Retrete v.1] That may be revoked or rescinded. — Lat the sentence gang in rem indicatiui. 1565 Edinb. Univ. MS La. iii 388a fol. 27b.
And be nocht reduceabill nor retreattable
c1568 Lauder Minor P. i 41.
It is no sentence be man retreattabill, It is no sentence be man debaittabill

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