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Tresonabill, Tresso(u)nabill, Traisonabil, adj. Also: treson(e)able, (tresonablie), tresownabill, tresunabil, tresso(u)nable, tressonabil, -ibill, treasonabill, treasonabil, -able, treassounabill, traso(u)nable. [Treso(u)n(e n. Cf. 17th. c. Eng. treasonable (1634).] Involving or involved in treason, betrayal or disloyalty; faithless, perfidious, treacherous. (a) The tratour … thocht … How he mycht best bring till ending His tresonabill wndretaking; Barb. v 552.
Tresownabill; Wynt. viii 3350.
The said tresonable takyn & withhalding off our castell of Dunbar; 1446 Raine N. Durham App. 22.
Endytyd for … entermettyng … with Inglismen in tresonabill maner; 1456 14th Rep. Hist. MSS App. iii 10.
Tresonable folk thair mater wyrkis throu lyst; Wall. x 96.
His tresonable fenȝeing of the kingis subscriptioun manuale; 1512 Reg. Privy S. I 365/1.
Thair tresonable intrometting with the kingis persone; 1526 Reg. Privy S. I 520/2.
Be infortunate chance of his flote the Romane army was deliuerit fra the tresonabill [L. infidiis] myschance of fortune; Boece 155.
Tresunabil; Abell 11*a.
[He was accused] for conceling the tresonablie conspiraci; 1584 Gowrie P. 40.
Committed and perpetrat the most cruel and tresoneable crymes; 1610 Crim. Trials III 82.
(b) He set him for to sla the king Throu sum tressonable ymagynyng; Wynt. vii 26 (W).
Tressonabil; Wynt. viii 3350 (C).
Tressonabill; Doug. Pal. Hon. 1775.
Thow crop and rute of tratouris tressonable; Dunb. Flyt. 73.
Maist tressonabill dissavare and levair of thi realme quhen maist dangere occurritt; Bell. Boece (M) II 257.
Tressonabil; Bell. Livy I 67/2.
Sindrie tressonabill wryttingis … deserand the said laird … to be helply and gude to the Inglis capitanes; 1548 Digest Justiciary Proc. A 75.
Luf is truthles … tressonable, Nocht lauchfull, but … lamentable; Rolland Ct. Venus i 580.
Thomas Andersoune … delatit of arte and parte of the tressonibill … counterfetting of our soverane ladeis cunȝie; 1557 Justiciary Ct. Rec. MS (Reg. H.) 10 April.
Thair fals and tressonabill dealing; Buch. Wr. 31.
Addres ȝow now … His tressonabill dolent deith for to reuenge; 1570 Sat. P. xviii 18.
The bludy and tressonable papistis; 1572 Reg. Privy C. II 168.
Tressounabill; Balfour Pract. 600.
Tressounable; 1594 Bk. Univ. Kirk III 828.
The tressonabill rapt and raveisching of Barbara Scrymgeor; 1626 Justiciary Cases I 43.
(c) Thir treasonabil Saxonis turnit thair mindis fra amite to feid; Bell. Boece II 132.
Treasonabill; 1566 Crim. Trials I i 487.
Treasonabill; 1572 Crim. Trials I ii 33.
Treassounabill; Pitsc. I 91/24.
Then hath your fact beene unlawfull, wrong, inique, treasonable; Calderwood IV 475.
(d) Oure ald enemeis, be traisonabil seditione, takkand violent possessione of … the strynthis ande castellis of the bordours; Compl. 23/7.
Be the trasounable trane of a certane hiland pyper, he was put doune; Dalr. I 174/18.
Trasonable; Dalr. II 402/29.

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