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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cherit(e)it, a. Also: cheret(e)it, cherettit, cherreitit, cheritat, chirretit, -itat. [f. Cherité,n.] With a ‘charity’ added or given in addition. 1561 Misc. Maitl. C. II. 290.
Ane pek of beir cheretit
1563 Reg. Cupar A. II. 277.
Swa restis vndefased as ȝit … in chereteit stuff [etc.]
1568 Edinb. Test. I. 180.
xlij bollis cheritat malt
1568 Prot. Bk. J. Foulis 73.
Aucht bollis peis cherateit, … ten bollis quheit cherateit
1588 Exch. R. XXI. 377.
98 chalderis 1 boll 2 peccis … beir, being cheretit with ane pecc to everie boll
1591 Grant Chart. 401.
[Twenty-five chalders of] chereteit beir, mercat stuff, ane mercat met
1609 Melrose R. Rec. I. 79.
For thre bollis … ane pek, ij copfull, cherreitit ferme beir of the crop last 1607
1613 Edinb. Test. XLVII. 212 b.
Sevin hundreth bollis chirretit quheit and beir

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"Cheritit adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 16 Jun 2024 <>



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