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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Unwarrantable, adj. Also: unwarrantabl, wnwarranble. [17th c. Eng. unwarrantable (1612).] That has no warrant or authority; unjustified, indefensible. 1655 Aberd. B. Rec. IV 150.
Members of the congregatioune albeit nether grossly ignorant nor … scandalous … are to be debarrit from … these holie misteries … which … is ane practice unwarrantable be any law or constitutioun of this church
1660 Banff Ann. I 143.
The proclamatione ishued furthe be the comittie … against wnlawfull or wnwarranble mettingis
1662 Bk. Old Edinb. C. V 97.
Being incarcerat … for … unwarrantable pricking of persones suspect of witchcraft
1662 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. I 210.
The taking of … one who, as ane messenger, caryed the badge of his majestys seruice … was ane act most unwarrantable and oppressory
1669 Alford Rec. 144.
[Five people] being found guiltie of practiseing unwarrantabl cures of their cattell
1673 Morison Dict. Decis. 10859.
The destroying of their muty was most unwarrantable, upon pretence that it was more than a lippie or a fourth part of a peck
1698 Fountainhall Decis. II 16.
His intromission was predoneous and unwarrantable seeing his daughter was but four months married to the captain

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