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Vendible, -able, adj. Also: vendabell, wendibill. [ME and e.m.E. vendible (Wyclif), vendable (c1400), vendyble (1530), OF vendable, L. vendibilis.] a. Of things: Saleable, capable of being sold; offered for sale. b. Of persons: Bribable, able to be bought.a. 1611 Reg. Privy C. IX 288.
Commodyteis and thingis vendible
a1633 Hope Major Pract. I 223.
Ane commission … to sett doune pryces on the vendible teyndis and the secuirities therof
1660 Rothesay B. Rec. 54.
The judges and counsell … have apointed Thursday to be the veikely mercatt day for buying and selling all commodities of victuell and uther vendible guids
(b) ? 1632 Aberd. Council Lett. I 352.
All thingis sould be done that may contribut to the incouragement of the merchand for bringing in of commodities quhairwith he may inlarge the forrane trade. And thairfore … ease of custome of such lyk commodities as ar not vendable heir aught to be grantit
1655 Lamont Diary 91.
The councell of state … established the exceisse in Scotland vpon most things vendabell
1686 New Mills Manuf. 132.
That the pice cloath … be returned and dyed blew … the cloath not being of ane vendable [pr. rendable] collour
(c) 1675 Sc. N. & Q. III 45.
[The] hangman … is to have ane peat and peace of firre out of ewry wendibill load of peat and firre that is sold within the toune
b. a1650 Row 424.
Preaching … how the souldiers got large money to say that Christ was stollen away by night by his disciples, … those were sellable, vendible men … to be sold for money

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