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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Unremedabill, -bell, -iabill, -(i)able, Onremedabil, adj. [ME and e.m.E. vnremediable (Wyclif); Remed(e)able adj.] Irremediable, without remedy. = Irremediable adj.(a) a1508 Want of Wyse Men 63 (Bann.).
Sic sturtfull stering in to Godis neis it stinkis; Bot He haif rew, all is vnremedable
1533 Boece 391a.
Inemyis … preparing to thame self perpetual & vnremediabill lak and dishonoure
1585 Cal. Sc. P. VIII 77.
I think resoun suld move his majestie to review thar matter befor thai cum to ferder ryepnes [pr. ryepues], otherwyis quhen men wald do good matter wilbe unremedabell
1596 Reg. Privy C. V 293.
[The water mouth having become so] ouerblawne and fillit with sand that it is unremediable and can not be helpit
(b) 1549 Compl. 1/14.
To be cum randrit in the subiection ande captiuite of our mortal ald enemeis, be rason that ther cruel inuasions aperis to be onremedabil

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