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Cordinar(e, -er, n. Also: cordynar, -inair, coirdinar. [Late ME. cordynere (1481), variant of cordewenere, -waner(e, etc., AF. cordewaner, OF. cordoanier, etc. Cf. Cordenar and Cordonar.]

1. A cordwainer; a shoemaker.(a) 1442 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 9.
The cordinares sal fynd the messyngear and Moyses
1489 Treas. Acc. I. 111.
Payt to Ryche cordynar for xxxti payre of schone and xxxti paire of pantonis
1494 Ib. 224.
To Home the cordinare, for schone, brodykinnis and pantuiffillis
1509 Justiciary Rec. (Reg. H.) II. 146.
Anentis cordynaris geif thai sellis shone & butis [derrar] than is contenit in the actis of parliament
1527 Stirling B. Rec. I. 31.
It is ordinit that na cordinaris … by ony hidis … to bark
1543 Lanark B. Rec. 20.
That na cordinaris pas wyth thair schone to the Kyrk merkattis
1556 Carte Northberwic 74.
Ane broster, ane tailȝoir, ane cordinair
1558-66 Knox II. 158.
Ane of the principall of that misordour, … a cordinare
1574 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 15.
The maillis of the coirdinaris choppis at the fute of the nether kirk ȝaird
1596 Misc. Spald. C. I. 95.
William Murray, cordinar, belewit the hows … suld hef fallin
1608 Acts IV. 404/2.
With penalteis vpoun the cordinairis who sall … heicht the saidis prices
1612 Bk. Rates 296.
Cork for cordynaris the dozen peices … xl s.
1640-1 Kirkcudbr. Min. Book 149.
That the cordinares sell the bootes and shoes as followeth
(b) 1518 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 174.
Ja. Litiljohn k[irkmaster] for the cordineris
1560 Edinb. Old Acc. II. 116.
The malis, cordineris chopis and standis
1574 Buccleuch Mun. II. 458.
To Hobbe Diksoun, cordiner, for buittis and schone
1591 Thanes of Cawdor 204.
To the cordiner for dressing and treing your buttis
c1650 Spalding I. 346.
The cordineris of both Abirdeins … and the haill cordineris both in brughe and land
1667 Peebles B. Rec. II. 75.
Robert Fotheringhame, … cordiner, … intendis to drese and bark lether
1681 Stitchill Baron C. 89.
John Hoggard … is decerned to make payment to John Dicksone cordiner

2. Attrib. with craft, trade; chop (= shop), hous, servand, work.(1) 1510 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 127.
John Dauidson kirkmaister … and the laif of the maisteris of the cordinar craft within this burgh
1554 Holyrood Chart. 290.
Andrew Purwes, dekin and kirkmaster of the cordinar crawft
1568 Inverness B. Rec. I. 160.
Donald Brechin and Rynnald Merschell, buytht haldaris of the cordinar craft
1646 Irvine Mun. II. 64.
The wobster craft, the tailȝeor craft, the cordiner craft [etc.]
1669 Peebles B. Rec. II. 79.
It is the commoune … practicq of the cordiner trade to keep ane commoun publict box
(2) 1515 Edgerston Writs (Reg. H.).
All & haill half landis of Westir Rariche … exceptand the smytht, cordiner, … & fischeres housis & croft
1552–3 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 69.
The malis of the xviij cordinar choppis at the fute of the kirkyard
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 65.
Ane cordinare servand callit James Killone
1667 Edinb. Test. LXXIII. 18.
Of wncut lether and some made cordiner work

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