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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Unansr(e)able, adj. [17th c. Eng. vnanswerable (1611); Answerable adj.] a. Of persons: That no-one answers for or accepts responsibility for. b. Of arguments: Irrefutable. —a. 1587 Acts III 463/2.
Thair wilbe a number of vagabundis vnplegeit or ansrit for be thair landislordis or baillies. It is … ordanit that lettres salbe direct chargeing all sic vagaboundis and vnansrable men … to find souirtie to vnderly the law
b. 1691 Lauder Jrnl. 303.
I have two unansreable arguments agst it

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