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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Unpardon(n)able, adj. [e.m.E. vnpardonable (1525).] That cannot be pardoned or forgiven. — 1598 James VI Basil. Doron 68/3.
Althoch the cryme of opresion be not in this ranke of unpardonnable [1599, 1603 vnpardonable] crymes yett the ouer commoune use of it … requyres the king to be a shairpe censurer thairof

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