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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Advantage, n. Also: advanttage, adwantage. [Later form of Avantage, corr. to e.m.E. advauntage (1523), advantage.] Advantage; profit. —1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 219 (seing thair aduantage). Pitsc. II. 24/30 (this meikill adwantage). 1578 Bk. Carlaverock II. 486 (the haill advantage).

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