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Numerat, v. P.t. nowmerat. P.p. numerat, -ate, -ait. [Late ME. numerate p.p. (1432–50), otherwise only Sc., L. numerāt- p.p. stem of numerāre: cf. also Numeratppl. a.]

1. P.t. and p.p. Counted out in cash; paid in cash. Cf. Noumer v. 9, Nombre v. 3. 1484 Stirlings of Keir 252.
To pay … the soume of tua hundreth mercis … in money numerat and tauld
1515 Maxwell Mem. I. 234.
Maister Robert has payt ws in reddy money numerate the sowme of fifty pundis
c1550 Rolland Ct. Venus iv. 226.
Than geuin me ten mulȝeoun Of fine reid gold in hand weill numerait
1571 Prot. Bk. A. Millar 9 b.
The said James … comptit nowmerat and tauld the sowme of thre hundreth merkis
1584 Perth B. Ct. 5 June.

2. a. To count, reckon the number of. b. To enumerate. c. To assign numbers to, to number the pages of (a book). d. To assign a musical ‘number’ (Noumer n. 9) or proportion to.a. 1590 Burel Pilgr. i. xv.
Thir beists … May esilie be numerat, The calcull is bot small
b. 1671 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. III. 345.
George Scott … and divers others whom it were tedious to numerat
c. 1649 Argyll Synod I. 142.
The committee finds in this book that it is not numerat in the pages
d. c1550-c1580 Art of Music 21.
In noittis to be numerat and distinctlie mensurat

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