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Wag(e)it, ppl. adj. Also: waged, vag(e)it, vaged, waigit, -ed, wadge(i)t, wadgitt, waidged. [Late ME and e.m.E. wagid (c1440), wagied (1535), waged (1579).] Hired, for whose services a monetary payment is made. b. specif. Of soldiers: Receiving wages, mercenary.The Stewart quot. may belong in b. 1500 Edinb. B. Rec. I 81.
Gif … ony maister of the saidis craftis … tak … ane vthir masteris prenteis, seruand or wagit man [etc.] 1535 Stewart 57454.
The Cliffurde … of Ingland … Send waigit men the Douglas for to sla 1559–60 Ayr B. Acc. 33.
Quhen … he raid to Edinburgh … the expensis is xx li. v s. Item for ane wagit hors, xx s.b. 1564 Reg. Privy C. I 276.
The said king of Denmark quhais subject and wageit man the said James Barrie presentlie avowis himself 1567 Reg. Privy C. I 521.
Being accumpaneit with a greit power, alsweill of wageit men of weir as utheris 1571 Hawick Arch. Soc. (1878) Sept. meeting.
[Sir Thomas Ker … found means to bring an armed] company of wageit men of weir 1569-73 Bann. Memor. 10.
Make yourself starke with waged men, both on horse and foute 1570-3 Bann. Trans. 213.
Vaged a1578 Pitsc. (1728) 55.
Vageit c1590 Fowler II 95/3.
Hou manye sorts and kyndes ar they of militarye discepline and of mercenarye and waged suddarts 1594 Aberd. Council Lett. I 61.
Tuiching his thifteous … betraying in forme of brigantie of Richard Flescheow … and … pairtacking with sic of the vagit men as bereft him of a certan sowme of money a1597-1617 Hist. Jas. VI (1804) 135.
The people of the contrey should cum quarterly, and attend upoun him … to serue in the warres … notwithstanding of his wagit souldiours c1610 Melville Mem. 266.
To ryd to Dombartan with the forces of a thowsand wagit hacbuters 1627 Bk. Carlaverock II 96.
Alexander Coupland … was waged soldier to Capitane Annand a1651 Calderwood III 7.
Waged souldiours(b) 1577 Digest Justiciary Proc. I 68.
Greit convocatioun … of his hienes lieges waigeit souldearis men of weir [etc.] 1622-6 Bisset II 239/31.
Maryneris and waiged men that salbe hyred in Scottis schipis nocht equippaged in wearfair(c) 1584 Edinb. B. Rec. IV 345.
For keiping of the stepill … that certane wadget men be placeit thairin at the returning of the lieutennent 1594 Warrender P. (SHS) II 271.
The onlie stay wilbe want off payment to our wadgitt mene 1600 Crim. Trials II 126.
In professit hostelitie, with companeis of wadgeit men, displayit cornettis and bennaris 1603 Moysie 21.
Theare wer iiijc waidged men teane vp vpone the Kingis expensse
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