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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Barnis part, Bairnes part, n. [Barne n. 6. Cf. northern Eng. barne part (1533).] A child's portion of heritable property.(a) 1482 Reg. Morton II. 245.
All maner of intromittyngis … of thar barnys partis of guddis
1482 Acta Aud. 97/2.
The clame of certane barnys parte of gude clamit to pertene to the said Margarete
1510 Breadalbane Doc. No. 38.
To gyfe to the said Coleyne ane barnispart of geir
1530 Buccleuch Mun. II. 163.
All vtheris landis pertening to hir be resoun of … barnis parte of gudis
1555 Prot. Bk. D. Gray 5 b.
Awand of barnis part of gud … to … his brother german the sowm of fourty thre merkis
1590 Edinb. Test. XXI. 358.
I leif to … my dochter lauchfull jc merkis in full contentacioun of hir barnis part portioun of guidis & geir
1622-6 Bisset II. 92/10.
The commisseris ar nocht iudges to airschip geir, barnispart and wemennis thrid except cumulative
(b) 1550 Black Bk. Taymouth 407.
The said Johne … has gevin … to me … ane bairnis part of geir of all his kye and hors
1568 Edinb. Test. I. 172.
Robert sone to the said Johne befell as lauchfull barne to him ane iust thrid part for his bairnispart of geir
1584 Melvill 189.
The mid rank thinks it an unthrift to bestow thair childring's berns part of geare in susteining tham at the studie of Theologie
1647 Maxwell Mem. I. 338.
In satisfactioune … of quhatsumevir portioune natwrall, bairnes pairt of geir [etc.]
1681 Echt-Forbes Chart. 155.
In full … satisfactione of all provisione. bairnes part of geir … , or portione naturall

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