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Inveterat, adj. Also: -ate, -att. [e.m.E. -ate (1528), L. inveterātus.] a. Long or firmly established, deep-rooted. b. Of persons: Obstinate.a. 1513 Doug. vi. xii. 40.
Thai suffir panys and torment, For thar inveterat vycis ald bywent
1562-3 Winȝet II. 69/26.
The haereseis spraid alrady abreid, inueterate, and auld
1563 St. A. Kirk S. 189.
Johane Steynson … and Marion Grymmen, his harlot, … to have ansuerit … for huyrmongyn inveterat
1600-1610 Melvill 428.
Invy and malice, lang inveterat
1606 Birnie Kirk-b. viii.
Euen after the institution of common buriall, the vse … was neuer inueterat nor thoght vnlawfull
1627 Rep. Parishes 16.
By ane inueteratt possession
1672 in Sinclair Satan's Invisible World p. xxxiii.
His inveterat malice
b. 1562-3 Winȝet II. 54/29.
Ar thai ony found sa indurat, sa inueterat, and of sa schamelis a forret?

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