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Noumerit, Nomerit, Num(m)erit, ppl. a. Also: noumeryt, nowmerit, nowmert, nomeryt, numeryt, -ed, nwmeryt. [Noumer v.: cf. Nombrit.]

1. Of money or payment: a. Counted out in ready money; paid out in cash. b. In the form of ready money or specie, as opposed to money of account promissory notes, bonds or the like.Cf. Noumer v. 9 and L. numerātus (Numerat ppl. a. 2) in same sense.(a) 1492 Fam. Rose 158.
Twa hundret merkis of the vsual monee of Scotland in novmeryt siluer
1496 Acta Conc. II. 32.
[To] pay … ane hundreith pundis … of noumerit money … for the redemyng … of the saidis landis
? 15.. Aberd. B. Rec. MS. (Jam.).
Nowmert money
1564–75 Hamilton & Campsie Test. I. 22 b.
Into pois and nowmerit money ten lis.
1579 Edinb. Test. VII. 286 b.
In nowmerit money … xxij groittis … price of the pece ij s.
(b) 1482 Reg. Morton II. 244.
Till hafe resavyt … full compt reknyng & payment in nomeryt mone of all maner intromyttyngis [etc.]
1508 Rentale Dunkeld. 2.
Resavit … a note of ane hundreth mark aucht … and in nomerit monye fyftene schillingis four penniis
1513 Reg. Privy S. I. 380/1.
The soume of [£2000] pait and deliverit to his grace in reddy nomerit money
1550 Cupar B. Rec. 17 Dec.(c) 1481 Buccleuch Mun. II. 76.
1493 Maxwell Mem. II. 204.
Ane certane sowme of gold … payt til ws in nwmeryt mone, that is to say ane hundreth pwndis of fyne golde … fyfty pwndis of ridaris [etc.]
1506 Liber Aberbr. II. 369.
To haue ressauit … the sovm of ane hundreth merkis of gude and vsuale numerit money of Scotlande
1556 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 2.
1562 Edinb. B. Deeds 63 b.
The quhilk soume … compleitlie payit in nvmmerit money
1581 Rec. Earld. Orkney 302.
1602 Ayr Chart. 137.
? 1606 Inverurie B. Ct.
And protestit in respect of thair leall offer of the forsaid few maill in nummerit mone for twa ȝeiris immediatlie preceiding

2. Appar. (as e.m.E. numbred, ME. (Wyclif) noumbride), fixed in number (sc. of years or the like), reduced in number, limited, approaching a close. — 1604-31 Craig i. 32/24.
Why should the leaud and lasie asse to numered lyus be juge?

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