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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Land-bailȝe, -baillie, n. [Land n.1 9 b.] In Dunfermline: The, or a, bailie of the rural division of the regality as opposed to the burgh: cf. Land-court. — 1574 Dunferm. B. Rec. in Dunferm. Reg. Ct. 35.
My L. of Dunfermlyng his land bailȝe
1645 Dunferm. Kirk S. 16.
It is recomendit to the landbaillies to cause thair officer warne the landwart watchers

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