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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Uncharitable, adj. Also: uncharitabel, -charatable, -cheritable, -chirritable, wncheritabill. [e.m.E. vncharitable (1548); Charitable adj.] Lacking in charity or sympathy; unfeeling, unkind. a. Of persons. b. Of actions or things. —a. 1456 Hay I 237/20.
Gif thare war ane uncheritable prelate, quhilk war … a counsailour to mak were
1666 Laing MSS 351.
He will chet all that trusts in him I fear. Lord forgive me if I be uncharitabel
b. a1578 Pitsc. II 57/22.
Consider … the wncheritabill maner of accussatioun of Mr. George Wischart maid be the blodie enemeis of Christ
1641 Acts V 717/2.
For preventing of which vnchirritable & rigorous dealling … all poore persones … incarcerat within … jayles … sall be interteniet vpon the expensis of the inputteris
1686 Rothesay Par. Rec. 62.
Calling him the child of a witch and several other uncharatable and scandalous names

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