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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cote, Coit, n.3 Also: coite, coat. [OF. cote, var. of quote Quot n. Cf. Cot n.4] ‘The proportion of the moveable estate of a deceased person, due to the bishop of the diocese within which the person resided’ (Bell). 1526 Acts II. 306.
The nerrest of thar kyne … sall have thar gudis, without preiudice to the ordinaris anent the cote of thar testamentis
1540 Ib. 377/2.
Without preiudice … anent the coite of thair testamentis
1562 Inverness B. Rec. I. 88.
For the compositioun of the coit of the said Iames testament … xx lib.
1584 Waus Corr. I. 296.
Vsing his wocatioun justlie and honestlie, as the maysteris of the cotis and testamentis … will testefye
1631 Acts V. 243/1.
The said Societie sall not be compellit to contribute to anie subsideis, fyftenes, tithes, coats … or tallages

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