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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Except, Excep(p, v.2 Also: exceppe, exepp-, exsep(e, exsayp. [ME. (and e.m.E.) excepte (Gower), med. L. except-, excipere.] tr. To accept. (Also as p.p. and p.t.)(a) 1493 Acta Conc. 272/1.
My lord chancellare … gef him … curatouris in the said mater, quhilkis except the sammyn one thaim
1513 Doug. v. iv. 152.
Be hys wordis warryn brocht to fyne, … Hys prayeris war except
1544 Corr. M. Lorraine 119.
This my rememberance of service … maid unto your grace pleis except in gud sort
1566 Inverness B. Rec. I. 134.
William Cuthbert, burges of Innernis, quha hes exceptit the office of chalmerlandre
c 1593 Douglas Corr. 189.
I … gaue yow the best counsall, albeit God wald nocht lecent yow to except it
1631 S. Leith Rec. 20.
Mr William Mortoune, was … excepted be the parsone of Restalrig … to be his colige
(b) 1513 Doug. ix. x. 93.
The fader of hevin exceppit hys prayer
1529 Lennox Mun. 232.
The saydis arbytratouris hes exeppyt … that decision
1545 Douglas Corr. 154.
Thay cowld feinde no man to exceppe the office
c 1580 15th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. ix. 29.
Besekand you for the lwff of allmychty God to tak and exsepe thes our sempell offar
1595 Annandale Corr. 275.
To … owr mester, and he woll exsep ws, gewe thes

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