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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).

Sellabil(l, -yll, adj. Also: selabill, sell-, seallable. [ME sillable (Wyclif), e.m.E. sellable (1620); Sel(l v.] a. That may be sold, saleable. b. That is for sale.a., b. 1425 Acts II 10/2.
To mete all gudis sellabil [1804 (15/1) -abyll] be the watter met
1561 Aberd. B. Rec. I 334.
Quhatsumewir schip of gudis sellabill arrywis to the port … of this burght
1606 Aberd. Council Lett. I 102.
1607 Edinb. Test. XLIII 95.
My … plennessing of hous and buytht sellabill and vnsellabill
1609 Skene Reg. Maj. i 146b.
Beanes, peise, salt, coales, or other thing sellable
1641 Acts V (1817) 674/1.
To set doune the pryces of seallable teindis according to the worth thairof
a1650 Row 424.
And that those were sellable, vendible men, … to be sold for money, even lyke an house with a ticket upon it, that it is to be sold for so much money

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