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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Counsal(l)hous, n. Also: counsale-. [Cf. Counsel(l)hous.] The house in which councils (esp. town-council meetings) are held. a1500 Bk. Chess 526.
Euery man decretit … No child suld cum in counsall hous of Rome
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 3692.
[Cæsar was] murdrest, in his counsall hous, Be creuell Brutus
1552–3 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 275.
For ane woundok above the nether portell of the counsalhous
1559–60 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 323.
Ane small bot to the turnepyk dur of the Counsall hous
1576 Prot. Bk. J. Scott 17.
The said Thomas Wod past to the counsall hous of the cession of the citie of Sanctandrois
1597 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 184.
That thair counsale hous sall be maid patent to the chekker
1609 Skene Reg. Maj. ii. 46.
That na man … sall bring with him in the counsale house … ony vther man as counsalor
1626 M. Works Acc. XIX. 26.
Pointing and filling of the alreines of the counsall hous of Halyrudehous
attrib. 1552–3 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 274.
For ane slott to the counsalhous duir
1571 St. A. Kirk S. 350.
The dilatioun castin in at the counsal hows dur
1605–6 Misc. Spald. C. V. 80.
For mending of the lock of the over counsallhous dure

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