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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Dowité, n. Also: pl. dowatés, doviteis, douetis, doveittis, doyté. [Var. of Dewité.] Duty. 1464 Fam. Innes 78.
The releyf and doyteis of the said landis aucht to me in tym bygane
1494 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 429.
Giffand … oure full and playn power … malis, customys, dowiteis of the samyn [lands] to rais and vptak
c 1517 Acta Conc. MS. XXIX. 211.
To pay … the Kingis malis and douetis in all placis
1523 Rep. Mar & Kellie MSS. 13.
The saidis lordis ar ordanit … to observe and keip all and sindrie the … lawteis and dowiteis that thai aw to the Kingis Grace
1535 Dunferm. Reg. Ct. MS. I. 34 b.
Paying of saidis biroun malis & doveittis restand avin
1550 Reg. Cupar A. II. 72.
Thai sall pay thair dowiteis lelelie and trewlie to our boit men of Ilay
1563 Lennox Mun. 247.
Caus thame … to paye syk dowates, wngywane thame ony terme langer than the coustum is

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