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Rewm(e, n. Also: reaume; reum(e; reuym; rawme; reime, reym, reme; Rome (n.2), Roume, Rume. [ME and e.m.E. reaume (c1290), rem (c1330), rewme, reum (both Rolle), reame (Piers Plowman), OF re(i)aume (1391 in Wartburg), reame, etc. = Realm(e n.] a. = Realm(e n. 1. b. = Realm(e n. 2. c. = Realm(e n. 4.a. (1) c1420 Wynt. v 5610.
Ilke rewme that aucht homage
a1487 Gud Wyf & D. 109.
In strange rewmys fled for schame
1515 Williamson in Doug. (Sm.) I p. xxv.
Ther is no rewme able to vithstond hys malys at this tyme
(b) a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 1258.
That wes ane semely syght In ony riche reime
(2) a1400 Leg. S. xxxvi 970.
He … held oft disputacione Of the rewme for the successione
Ib. 1034.
c1420 Wynt. vii 1737.
Mony famows gret persownys Off bathe the rewmys assemblyd ware
Ib. viii 2369.
The comownys off that rewme
Ib. 2337. 1429 Cal. Doc. IV 405.
A subjett of that rewme
c1460 Wisd. Sol. (S.T.S.) 139.
c1475 Wall. vi 287.
He wald planly In Scotland pas, that rewme to statut new
(b) 1384 Acts I 349/1.
In entent of common profit of bathe reaumes
1385 Rot. Sc. II 73/2.(3) a1400 Leg. S. xxxvi 605.
The reume of France
1405 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 59.
Trewis war tane … betwix the rewmys of Ingland & Scotlande
The toun of Berwike … wythin the rewme of Inglande
c1420 Wynt. v 5170.
He past … throwch the rewme off Frawns
(b) 1545 St. P. Henry VIII V 429.
I wold not yeld the reme off Scotlond to no prynce
(4) c1420 Wynt. vi 1736.
He Tuke off hys rewme [C., W. realme] the reawte
c1460 Wisd. Sol. (S.T.S.) 133.
I suld have ane aire … to gowern myne heritageis, rewmys and possessions
c1460 Regim. Princ. 116 (Marchm.).
Thair rewm sal neuir haif honour of thare deid
Ib. 15 (Maitl.). c1475 Wall. viii 467.
Our rewme is pur
1535 Stewart 43988.
That his revyne [for ? reuyme] suld tak Of his fais [n]other skaith or lak
a1568 Scott i 147.
So lairdis vpliftis mennis leifing ouir thy rewme
(5) c1420 Wynt. viii 1914.
Thus wes this rewme dyvysyd in twa
1461 Liber Plusc. 336.
That rycht that God has send me … to recouir this rewm
(6) c1460 Regim. Princ. 148 (Marchm.).
Justice makis riche bath revm and ceteis
transf. c1420 Wynt. viii 450.
But dowt, the nest male in the gre Preferryd to the rewme suld be
b. 1461 Liber Plusc. 337.
Be gude rycht and law of the rewm and custumys
1460–70 Innes Sketches 507.
Gret vexationis we and the said place sustenis … in diuers partis within the rewm
c1475 Wall. viii 1592.
To rewll the rewm he maid him gudly ford
1501–2 Wemyss Chart. 117.
Four scoir … merkis vsuall money of the rewm
a1538 Abell 100a.
That wes in gret pregidice of the reuym
?1538 Carnwath Baron Ct. (S.H.S.) 165.
All tennandis … be redy … for the debaitting of the rewme
1559 Cal. Sc. P. I 276.
To impayr them of the rewme
(b) a1538 Abell 8*a.
(c) 1544 Corr. M. Lorraine 90.
Schw hes junde togeder all the nobille men off the rawme
c. a1400 Leg. S. ii 452.
In hewine reme to be Bettir and happliare

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