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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Brouking, Browking, vbl. n. Also: browkyng, -in, -en; broukin. [f. Brouk v.] The fact of possessing or having in use.(a) 1454 Douglas Chart. 383.
Quhilk sal happin … to be lettit in the browking of the said landis
1473 Acta Aud. 25/2.
All vexacion … of the saide Henry in the browkin & joysing of his said landis
1487 Liber Melros 618.
In paceabill possessione, browkyng and josyng of the samyne
1506 Glasgow Dioc. Reg. II. 162.
In the peciable browking, possessioun and joising, of the said twa merkis worth … of land
1521 Maxwell Mem. I. 248.
In the peceabil browken … and manwryng of the said landis
(b) 1453 Stirlings of Keir 226.
In the brouking, hafyng, vsing, and joysing of al the forsaid landis
1466 Acta Aud. 5/1.
To kepe … Elisabethe vndistrublit in the broukin and joysin of the samyne
1532 Peebles B. Rec. 57.
The peciabill brouking and joising of the said altarage
1567 Rec. Earld. Orkney 123.
That the said Williame suld haue na impediment in broukin of the samyn peceablie
1583 Misc. Spald. C. II. 340.
The … brouking, joysing, vptaking, … and disponing vpoun of the escheat guidis

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