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Maryit, Marit, p.p. and ppl. a. Also: mariyt, -iet, -eit, -ieit, mayreit; maryed, mar(r)ied; maryt(e, -ett. [ME. i)mariet (14th c.), e.m.E. maryed, married, f. Mary v.] Married, joined in marriage, living in the married state. a. predic. b. attrib. c. absol.a. (a) a1400 Leg. S. xli. 102.
Gud sir, maryt ame I, & I ma na wyse brak that band
1456 Hay I. 42/19.
For the knychtis before that war nocht maryte na had na wyfis
a1538 Abell 20 b.
At the wirginis, now marit, the first nycht suld be with the lard
(b) 1456 Hay I. 21/15.
That prestis … suld have na women maryit
a1500 Henr. Orph. 310 (Ch. & M.).
Thir twa maryit gat Orpheus belyve
1517 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 41.
Adam Jaksone, mareit, … depones that [etc.]
a1578 Pitsc. I. 409/13.
Quhither they war marieit or unmarieit
1556 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 248.
Wemen … that ar wedois or maryit
(c) 1670 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. MS. 5 Nov.
In respect he is maried vpon ane friemanis doughter
1673–88 Fountainhall in M. P. Brown Suppl. Decis. III. 146.
A man is married on a woman that is apparent heir to lands
b. (a) 1456 Hay I. 241/9.
The privilege of hyr maryt husband
Ib. 261/9.
Till have hauntit a maryte woman
1533 Gau 16/4.
1570 St. A. Kirk S. 341.
The insolencye of new marett folkis … in brekking of the sabbat
(b) 1546 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 124.
Without thai be mareit folks
1551 Hamilton Cat. 44.
The luf quhilk the gud mariit man hais to his gud wife
Ib. 239.
Quhen the man sais … ‘I tak thé to my weddit wyfe’, aiid the woman sais … ‘I tak thé to my maryit husband’
1560 Rolland Seven S. 8140.
Ȝour maryit quene
1562-3 Winȝet I. 109/13. 1566-70 Buch. Comm. on Virgil Æn. ii. 503.
Mariyt folk
1600 Hamilton Facile Tr. 432.
Mariet personnes
1619 Perth Kirk S. MS. 17 May.
His last maryit wyff
(c) 1609 Edinb. B. Rec. VI. 58.
The new mayreit persouns
(d) 1609 Skene Reg. Maj. i. 73 b.
The cro of ane maried woman
c. 1611-57 Mure True Crucifixe 2963.
The maryed may that strait conjunction see, Of matchlesse loue

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