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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Convenable, -abill, a.1 Also: -abyll, conveinabill. [ME. (c 1400) and OF. convenable, var. of covenable. See also Conveniable and Conabil(l.] Suitable, appropriate. 1391 Lennox Mun. 44.
That the Erle … sal mary … Elizabeth or Mergarate, at his awin costage in conuenable placez
1405 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 201.
That thai sal mak the said Erle … alsmekill land or annuale rent in conuenable place
1456 Hay II. 116/11. Ib. 118/37.
The remedies convenable and gaynand to restore thé agayne till hele
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 363.
Thi counsale is convenabill, kynd and courtese
1513 Doug. iv. iii. 49.
Sen tyme is convenabill, The fasson quhou this stant to do maist habill
15.. Clar. iv. 2414.
Prelats that war dinge and honorabill, Begane the service in wayis conveinabill
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 238.
Raueand Rhamnusia … Mycht be to me ane muse rycht conuenabyll

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