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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Charterhous, Chairterhous, n.2 Also: charter-, chartirhows. [f. Charter n.] A room for the keeping of charters. 1554 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 188.
The … counsale findis that it is necessar that ane kist be maid in the charterhous
It is necessar … that ane irn yet be maid elikwys vpoun the dur of the said charterhous
1555 Ib. 222.
James Carmichael … deliuerit to James Broun, now dene of gild, the keyis of the chairterhous and vtheris
1578 15th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. viii. 28.
Aucht thousand merkis … now being in my charter hows
The vttir duris of the chartir hows
1593 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 94.
To caus mak ane dur betuix the assyse hous aind the chairter hous
1596 Ib. 161.

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