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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Boundage, Bundage, n. [Variant of Bondage, also in e.m.E.]

1. Tenant service. 1549 Reg. Episc. Aberd. I. 434.
Payand … ten penneis for bundage, arrage or carrage
Ib. 445.
Payand … twenty penneis for boundage

2. Bondage, servitude. 1558-66 Knox I. 441.
The boundage of the hole commounwealth
Ib. II. 428.
Deliver hir from the boundage and thraldom of Sathan
a1578 Pitsc. II. 103/28.
As they might saiff thair contrie fre skaitht and boundage
a1570-86 Maitl. F. clxxvii. 77.
Gif that it be in boundage brocht be thé
a1585 Maitl. Q. xlvii. 9.
The boundage of the hairt

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