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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Establis, Establisch(e, v. Also: estableis, -ese, -es; estabilish, establesch, -es(s)h. [ME. establisch, establisse (Chaucer), OF. establiss-, establir. Cf. Astablis v.] tr. To establish (in various senses).(a) 1562-3 Winȝet I. 33/21.
Ȝour priuate misordour … , establissit be ane lang space
Ib. 85/8.
Thir thingis we speir … to knaw quhou ȝe estabilis ȝour doctrine
1558-66 Knox II. 374.
The electioun of a Superintendent to be establessed in thai countreys
1581 Burne Disput. 127.
For the peopil … hes na pouar to estableis onie thing, mekil les to estableis ane thing of sua greit importance
(b) 1560 Acts II. 534/1.
To confound the haill state of ciuile policeis now lang establischit
1558-66 Knox II. 385.
We have nothing of our religioun establesshed
1569 Reg. Privy C. II. 75.
The foirsaid ordinance … estableschit be oure said Soverane Lord
1596 Conv. Burghs I. 493.
The King of France is nocht ȝit estabilishit in his croun
1614 Highland P. III. 163.
The order I establischit in my diocess
1661 Conv. Burghs III. 537.
His paines for establisching ane casche for doeing thair affairis

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