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Synage, n. Also: synnage, sinage. [ME synage, senage (Wyclif), e.m.E. senagies pl. (1546), senege (1684), OF senage (1262 in Godefroy), med. L. sen-, cenagium (1184 and 1338 in Latham).] Only in the phrase procurage (also procuragis, procure) and synage (synagis): A synodal due, paid by the inferior clergy to their bishop, or some other ecclesiastical superior. Cf. Procurage n. 1511 Chapel Royal 91.
Payand procuragis and synnagis and mak the dene rurale expensys in visitacoun as efferys
1511 Chapel Royal 91.
He payand of the samyn ȝerly procurage and synage aucht and wount
1547 Reg. Cupar A. II 40.
With xlib ȝerelie to the vicar pensionar with his glebe and mans … with procurage, synage, and all vther dewiteis aucht and vsit to be pait to the bischop
1548–9 Acta Conc. Publ. Aff. 584.
With procurage, synage, and uthir ordinar charges
c1550 Rentale Dunkeld. (SHS) 350.
Procurage and sinage [5 merks]
1552 Glasg. Univ. Mun. I 57.
Als the said Maister Gilbert … sall releif me … of the deynes visitatioun procure sinage taxtaris [etc.]
1553 Reg. Cupar A. II 111.

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