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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Heretrice, n. [Fem. of Heritour, formed in imitation of F. feminines in -trice from masculines in -teur.] = Heretrix(e,n. 1516 Sutherland Chart. 66.
Ladye Elizabeth, contas of Suthirland, heretrice of the said erldome
1597 Rec. Earld. Orkney 321.
[Marioun Halcro] undouttit heretrice of the landis underwrittin
1622-6 Bisset II. 98/13.
His guidame … quha wes the heretrice leved eftir there mother
1641 Elgin Rec. I. 269.
Sche wes ane of tua heretrices of her father land

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