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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

(Villainage,) Willenage, n. [ME and e.m.E. villenage (a1325), OF villenage.] Bondage. — 14.. Reg. Maj. c. 128.
Willenage [Skene Reg. Maj. i 59, bondage; L. villenagium] in the court obiect & pruffit again him ask and puttis away the assise the samyn dois bastardy

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