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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Ground-annual(l, -annuell, n. Also: -anwall. [Ground n. 2, Annual n. Cf. Grund-annuell.] ‘A perpetual yearly duty payable upon land, and made a real burden upon it either by constitution or reservation.’ 1551 Acts II. 490/1.
The ground annuall appeiris ay to be payit quha euer big the ground, and faiiȝeing thairof that the annuellar may recognosce the ground
1597 Skene Verb. S. s.v. Annuell.
[In Acts 1551] mention is made of ground annuell, few annuell, and top annuell, quhairof I have red nathing in onie vther place; and am incertaine quhat they do signifie
1681 Stair Instit. II. 268.
Ground-annual is a distinct several annualrent, constitute upon the ground, before the house was built
1692 Conv. Burghs IV. 572.
To a ground anwall out of the castell milns
1694 Foulis Acc. Bk. 169.
Deciding with Grange about my ground annuell in Leith

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