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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

(Unhonorabil,) Unhonorabill, -honourable, -honorablie, adj. [Late ME and e.m.E. vn-honourable (a1400-50); Honorabil adj.] a. = Dishono(u)rable adj. b. ? Unworthy of being honoured; or, ? a further instance of a. —a. 1570 Bann. Trans. 27.
We pray thame … to think how vnhonorablie [Bann. Memor. 46, vnhonorabill] and contrare to all humane order it were for vs, when the quene of Scotland doeth so many wayis requiyre to heare hir caus
b. 1456 Hay I 280/36.
Gif … he war a wikkit man of lyf, a tyran and unhonourable, that mycht defame the armes in ferr contreis

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