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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).
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Unremovable, -bile, Onremowable, adj. [e.m.E. vnremouable (1579); Remov(e)able adj.] a. Of a thing: Incapable of being moved; fixed. b. Of tenants: That cannot legally be moved or ejected. —a. c1460 Wisd. Sol. (STS) 8.
The erde remanis euirmare vnremouabile [v.r. vnremouable]
1588 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III 127.
Ascendand … to ane mekle gray stane onremowable
b. 1572 Boyd Fam. P. No. 60 (30 May).
The sade Thomas and his forsadis sall perpetualie mak and renewe nynetene ȝeris tak … to the said Adam and … Robert and thar forsadis sua that thai and thar forsadis salbe vnremovable tennentis of the sadis lands

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