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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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(Cosinage,) Cosynage, n. [ME. cosyn-, cosinage (1398), var. of Cousinage.] Consanguinity, kinship. — 1375 Barb. v. 135.
A lady of that cuntre, That wes till hym in neir degre Of cosynage
Anc. Laws I. 35.
Thai sal suer that nother for radnes … na for cosynage, … thai sal nocht spare to do rycht til all men
1456 Hay I. 26/30.
Nocht for knaulage of cosynage, na gossappis, na commaris of cardinalis

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