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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Disclamatioun, -ation(e, n. [med. L. disclamatio, f. disclamare to disclaim.] ‘A vassal's disavowal of a person as a superior, whether the person so disclaimed be the superior or not’ (Bell).Cf. Skene Verb. S. s.v. Disclamation, and Erskine Inst. ii. xi. § 24. 1536 Reg. Privy S. II. 295/1.
Gif thai pertene to him be ony uthir maner of richt, nonentres, purprusion or disclamation or uthirwais quhatsumever
1562 Edinb. B. Deeds MS. 61 b.
The prouest and baillies … sall werrand the samin [lands] to him and thame … fra all annuale renttis, … purprestures, … disclamationes, taxationes [etc.]
1592 Acts III. 604/1.
With all richt … be ressone of ward, nonentries, … purprusionis, disclamatiounis, bastardrie [etc.]
1614 Ayr Charters 148.
Be ressoun of nonentrie, … recognitioun, disclamatioun, bastardie, purprestour [etc.]
1650 Glasgow Chart. II. 10.
The samyne superioritie … to be frie … fra all … appryseingis, … disclamationes, nullities, forfaltouris [etc.]
1669 Burnett Fam. P. MS.
The samyn landis … to be saiff and frie from all allienationes, … forfaltis, recognitiones, disclamationes, purprestures, conjunctfies [etc.]

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