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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Hede-,) Heidman, n. [e.m.E. headman, ME. heuydman, hefdman, etc., OE. héafodman.] = Hedisman. — 1551 Hamilton Cat. 82.
Thai ... that risis ... againis thair heidmen ... brekkis this command
15.. Christis Kirk 162 (B).
Twa that wes heidmen of the heird
1579, 1617 Despauter (1579).
Optimates, the heidmen of ane toun
1609 Skene Reg. Maj. ii. 164.
All lords and heidmen of … this realme suld giue vp dittay upon notour trespassours

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