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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Valu(a)ble, Valowable, adj. [e.m.E. valuable (1589), valewable (1638).] a. Included as part of something which has been valued, cf. Valued ppl. adj. b. Of a quality: Esteemed, valued. c. No valuable consideration (‘Consideration … the cause or reason of granting a deed or entering into a contract' Bell Dict. Law Scotl.), having no monetary value, not onerous, gratuitous. —a. 1589 St. A. B. Ct. 8 Aug.
Swa lang as the said Bessie remaneis infeft in the said annuell rent off ij s. & the said Dauid occupyar off the said tenement or samekle thairoff as is valuble of the said annuell rent
b. 1664 Carstairs Lett. 127.
A mercie … highelie valowable
c. 1698 H. Dalrymple Decisions 1.
A decree finding that the bond was granted for no valuable consideration, and therefore discharging all execution

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