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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Knowlege, -ledg(e, n. Also: knou-, kno-. The e.m.E. form, used in place of Knawlage n., in various senses.(1) 1558-66 Knox I. 61.
The knowledge of God did wonderouslie increase within this realme, partlie by reading, partlie by brotherlye conferance
1571 Bann. Trans. 124.
I haivand knowledge of the maner how they watched, … tuik on hand to give ane assay
1600 Colville Palinode 31.
Indelaitly after the same shall come to my knowledge
1661 Rep. Sir Rob. Menzies MSS. 696.
I nather had knowledg of no accession to his leat royall maiesties murder
1662 Melrose Reg. Rec. II. 22.
To be intimat … that the ricth owner may get knolege of them
1664 Rothesay B. Rec. 93.
That scho fiet by his knoledge being formerlie his servand
(2) 1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 75.
George Lord Gordoun was put to the knowlege of ane assyis, and … declarit tratour
a1633 Hope Major Pract. II. 47.
Ane matter, being once referred to the knowledge of ane inqueist, is past litiscontestation
1669 Justiciary Ct. Rec. I. 320.
The justices … finds the dittay relevant and ordains the same to pass to the knowledge of an assize
1678 Mackenzie Laws & C. i. xvi. § vi.
The committer may be put to the knowledge of an inquest
(3) a1633 Hope Major Pract. II. 27.
Nane bot men of knowledge and of good fame
1665 Moray Synod 135.
That such of mor competent knowledge … be censured be the bishop
1664 Dunkeld Presb. II. 457.
The … fowr craftsmen … showld appryse the said manse according to their knowledge and conscience

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