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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).
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Undeflorit, -flore, ppl. adj. Also: undefloret, -ed, -floir. [e.m.E. vndefloured (a1533); Deflore v.] a. Not deprived of virginity, (left) intact; not sexually violated. = Indeflore adj. b. Not tainted by a sexual relationship. —a. 1531 Bell. Boece I 126.
No estait of virginis nor matronis wer left be thame undeflorit [L. nec senectam nec virginitatem impollutam relinqueret]
1533 Boece 100b.
King Malcolme Canmore … at ane virginis mariage ordanit ane goldin penny … be gevin, to the larde for redempcioun of the virginis honeste, to salf hir vndeflorit
1562 St. A. Kirk S. 145.
Haldyn for ane virgyn undeflored resident in hyr fatheris hows
(b) a1568 Bell. in Bann. MS I p. 5/138.
Quhen moderfull was the wirgine vndeflore [Bann. MS 3a/138, vndefloir]
b. 1567 Reg. Morton I 17.
Makis my said spous sa lang as sche remanis wedo vndefloret tutrix testamentar to … my … dochter

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