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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Cheritable, -abil(l, a. Also: cherytable, -abil, cheretabyll, cherietabill, chirritabill. [Late ME. cherytable, rare variant of charyt-, Charitable.]

1. Charitable. a1400 Leg. S. xxix. 122.
I … has wel sene Hou thou has cherytabil bene Til al thame thu saw haf nede
1456 Hay I. 149/20.
Sen his caus is nedefull, … naturell, and cheritable
c1460 Thewis Gud Women 3700.
Be euer of pur folk petousable, Do almous dede, be cherytable
1520 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 200.
Thai till meyne the samyn [trouble] amangis tham self in cheritable maner
1533 Gau 23/9.
Thow sal … haiff pece and ane cheritabil hart to al man
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 490.
Quyk faith but cheretabyll werkis Can neuer be
a1578 Pitsc. II. 83/9.
Everie ane … rebakit ane wther witht ewill dispossit wordis quhilk was nocht cherietabill amangis men
1611 Dioc. Synod Lothian 110.
[A student] craving sum cheretabill meins … for … furtherance of his cours
1628 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. II. 627.
Hoiping for your … furderance of this so chirritabill and necessarie a wark

2. With a ‘charity’ or addition. 1581 Prot. Bk. J. Robertsone 9 b.
The saidis Androw and Jonet … to pay … ane boll bair cheritable for the proffaittis and excrascence of the said fifty merkis

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