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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).
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Unchangeable, adj. Also: wn-, on- and -changeabil, -chaingable, -chengabill, -cheangeable. [ME and e.m.E. vnchaungeabile, -chaungeable (both Rolle), vnchangeable (1587); Chang(e)able adj.] That does not change; unchanging, immutable.(a) c1450-2 Howlat 223 (A).
The crovs capone, a clerk vnder cleir weidis, Full of cherite, chast and vnchangeable
1533 Bell. Livy I 118/16.
The vnchangeabil seit of god terminus (quhilk alanerlie … sal abide vnchasit away fra his mansioun)
a1586 Lindsay MS 47.
Aphyrus … is liknit to the principatus for thai stand vncheangeable in the ordour of the godhed
1622 Scot Course of Conformity 105.
Veretie … is still unchangeable, and in the middest of the maikes of whoorish error
1628 Dundee B. Laws 526.
This the … craft ordenis to remaine vnchengabill and onalterit
(b) 1592 Warrender P. (SHS) II 181.
Ane of the cheif indices of your hienes constant favour and wnchaingable guid will toward me
(c) 1624 Melrose P. 554 (see Uncertantee n. 2).

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