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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Land(i)s-la(i)rd, n. [Possess. of Land n.1 6, 8; Lard(e n.1 2: cf. Landis-lord and Landis-lady.] A landlord, a. of a landed estate, b. of a house let to tenants. 1530 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 40.
That the saidis personis landis lardis discharge syk husseis
1540 Lynd. Sat. 1986.
Our gud gray meir … Oure landis laird tuik hir for his hereȝeild
1546 Treas. Acc. IX. 49.
To the landis [pr. landit] laird of my lorde governoures logeing for ane half ȝeris maill, … xx li.
1585 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 442.
Infectit howssis quhilk sall be strukkin vp to clenge quhair the awneris or lands laird ar absent
1591 Edinb. Test. XXIII. 262 b.
Nicoll Uddart hir landislaird
a1597-1617 Hist. Jas. VI 295.
Maisteris and landislairds sall be haldin to answer for thair men, tennents and servands, papeists
1607 Edinb. Test. XLII 257.
He declaris the house maill is payit to the landislaird for ane ȝeir
1622-6 Bisset I. 189/12.
The dewitie of the ground or house maill … to be provin be the landis laird, or creditouris and utheris famous witnese
1650 Edinb. Test. LXV. 14.
John Livingstoune landis-laird to the defunct

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