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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Bruking, Bruiking, Breuking, vbl. n. Also: brukyng, brwking, bruikyng, -eing; brukin, -yn, brwkane, bruikin, -yne, brewkin, -yne. [Variant of Broking and Brouking: see Bruke v.1] The possession, use, or enjoyment of something.(a) 1470 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 30.
That ye … defende the saide Agnes … in the brukyn and joysyng of the said tenement
1472 Lennox Mun. 84.
In the bruking and joising of the victale, money, or martis aboune writtin
1486 Stirlings of Keir 256.
In the brwking and josing of the foir-said landis
1502 Prestwick B. Rec. 37.
For the ryffyng out & brukin of the part of the commone land
1527 Maxwell Mem. I. 256.
His airis … enteris nocht to the … brukyng of the malynnis of Govane Haggis
1538 Breadalbane Doc. (Reg. H.) No. 48.
To mantene … the saidis Johne Campbell in brwking of his heritage
1586 Grant Chart. 160.
The paceable conquessing, brwkane and posseding of sic landis
(b) 1490 Lennox Mun. 137.
The pessable bruikyng and posseding of hir … landis
1507 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 140.
The peicable bruikeing of all landis, terssyis and conjunct feftmentis
1522 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 101.
The said Johne … to continew in peciable josin and bruikin the samin [fishing] for … five yeiris
1545 Grant Chart. 93.
That … nayne of thame sall serue … ony vthir persone … in bruikyne of the saidis takis
1586 Ayr Court Bks. 10 Oct.
Euerie man … conforme to his awin boundis & bruiking
1617 Rec. Marischal Coll. I. 182.
For bruiking and joysing of the said fructis
(c) 1481 Buccleuch Mun. II. 76.
In the brewkyne and josing of the said … landis
1500 Carnegie Lett. 523.
We … sall … defend the said Schir Johne … in the peciabyll brewkin of his dame [= dam]
1506 Cart. S. Nich. Aberd. 205.
To continew in peciabill josin and breuking the samyne
1567 Ann. Banff II. 383.
To contenew in the peceable brewkin of the saidis fischingis

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