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Annual, Annuale, a. Also: annuall, annwall, anwal(l, annowell; annuail. [ME. annual (1460; earlier annuel), late L. annuālis.]

1. Annual rent. a. A rent or due paid or payable yearly. Cf. Annuel a. a.Rendering L. annualis redditus. Freq. abbreviated a' rent, and misread as arent, arrent, adrent.(a) 1405 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 201.
That thai sal mak the saide Erle … alsmekil land or annuale rent in conuenable place
1444–5 Peebles B. Rec. 9.
Lauchfull tutowrys of the landis, annuale-rentis, and possessiownys
1489 Acts II. 222/2.
The Recuperacioun and optening of annuale Rentis in burgh
1520 Peebles B. Rec. 50.
The saidis landis and annuall rentis remanand with the said Schir Patrik all the dayis of his lyf
1641 Ib. 107.
All and sundrie … annual rentis,. mailles, caynes, customes [etc.]
1670 J. Paterson Musselburgh (1857) 26.
An annual rent of 2400 merk upliftable furth of the said toun
(b) 1457 Peebles B. Rec. 122.
Lachful ar … of the land and anwal rentis
1470 Liber Aberbr. 162.
Al anwal rentis of yeris and termis birun
1528 Lennox Mun. 231.
Als meikle malt as pertenis to the said annwallrent

b. Interest on money lent or borrowed. 1635 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 29.
To imploy the said sowme … vpoun landis heritagis or annwallrentis, and to … bestow the yeirlie annwalrent and proffeit … for the mantenence of the saidis twa studentis of theologie
1678 Mackenzie Laws & C. 238.
The Lords could not restrict the annualrent to six [per cent] against an expresse Law

c. Annual-renter, one who lends money at interest. 1633 Misc. Spald. C. III. 71.
The Book of the Annualrentaris and Wedsettaris within the Shirrefdome of Abirdein

2. Held or occurring annually. 1702 Conv. Burghs IV. 338.
Subject to be ratified … by the anwall convention

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