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Pace, Pais, n.2 Also: pas(e, pasce; paice, payce, pays, paise; pes, peice; peace; passe. [Late north. ME. and e.m.E. (north.) paas (c 1440), pace (1530), and paysunday (1568), f. Pask n. (? with -s for -sk as in As n., Bus n., Las n.; but cf. also MDu. or Flem. paes- var. of paesch and Pas(c)h(e n.) Common in this form in the mod. Sc. and north. Eng. dialects.]

1. Easter, in the usual senses and collocations. = Pas(c)h(e n. 1.(1) 1385 3rd Rep. Hist. MSS. 410/2.
Deferryt tyl his lauchfulle day next eftir Pas
c1420 Wynt. viii. 3.
Pase [C. Passe]
1452 Ayr B. Ct. fol. 114.
After feast of Pasce
1469 Perth Guildry 454.
And at fastranewyn Pas Witsundai & midsomer proporcionly the laiff of the said somme till be pait
1475 Ib. 455.
a1500 Henr. Fab. 248 (Bann.).
My Gud Fryday is bettir nor ȝour Pase
1489 Dunferm. B. Rec. 6.
The hed court of Pas haldyn in the tolbutht
1489 Treas. Acc. I. 135. a1500 Prestis of Peblis 478.
As frost and snaw fra ȝule is vnto Pace
1535 Stewart 26448.
Within the grit solempnitie of Pace [: place]
1564–5 Canongate Kirk S. (ed.) 18.
The feist of Pace
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. xxi. 31. 1571 Sat. P. xxvi. 82.
At Pace [: race, cace]
1658 Dunferm. Hammermen MS. 51.
The first beginning of his entres is at Pace
1662 Crim. Trials III. 603.
It may be, we will keip yt while Yewll or Pace
(b) 1489 Treas. Acc. I. 115.
For grayth boycht be him to the King sen Payce
Ib. 146. c 1489 Liber Aberbr. II. 264.
Fra Pais till Alhalowmes
1490 Treas. Acc. I. 132. 1533 Boece vi. iii. 191 b. c1536 Lynd. Compl. Bagsche 103.
Betuix Aswednisday and Paice [: grace, place, allace]
1562 Linlithgow Sheriff Ct. 19 Dec.
& the wthir xl s. betuixt and Pais
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxxvi. 19 (Bann.).
Sum … nevir is glaid at Ȝule nor Pais [: spais, etc.]
a1500 Henr. Fab. 716 (Bann.). 1587 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 280.
To xij ordiner offiseris … for thair fee at Pais
1615 Melrose P. 207.
(c) 1561–2 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 339.
Peace nixt to cum
1582 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. I. 178. 1590 St. A. Kirk S. 681.
The barn wes gottin about Peace last
1626 Logie Par. Hist. I. 90. 1646 Dunferm. Hammermen MS. 53. 1668 Boyd Fam. P. No. 288 (20 Apr.).
With six caippones att Peace yeirlie
(d) 1540 Lynd. Sat. 2004 (B).
He [the parson] curst me for my teind … That gart me want my sacrament at Pes [: proces]
c1530-40 Stewart Bann. MS. 94 b/31.
Sum gettis at Ȝule sum gettis at Pes; [: es (= ease); M. Pasche]
(e) 1542 Acts II. 425/1.
The fest of Peice
(2) c1420 Wynt. v. 1512.
Ane angell … gawe bydding ay Pasce to mak apon Sownday
Ib. v. 1717, 1721.
Thare stablyst wes that Pasce suld ay Be done apone Sownday; For mony byschapys off Asy … Oysyd ilke yhere to do thare Pasce As than the Jowys maner was
(3) a1578 Pitsc. I. 156/32.
About the Peace heireftir the Scoittis … come vnto Ingland

b. attrib. and comb.Pais buik(is), a record of Easter payments. Pais-fynnance, peace fie, Easter dues. = Pasch(e)-finis n. pl. Pace pressant, Easter offering: see Present n.1 c.Also Pace-da(y n.(1) 1494 Halyb. 7.
On Pas ewin
a1578 Pitsc. II. 189/12. Ib. 206/8.
But lang or Pace Monunday thay war deprywit agane
1631 Stirling B. Rec. I. 166.
Peace Tuesday
1375 Barb. xv. 101 (E).
Quhill the Twysday in Pays wouk [C. Pask-owk] On athir half thai trewys tuok
1516–17 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 40.
In Pais owk
(2) a1538 Abell 8* b.
Pais candil wes institut
1597–8 Household Bks. Jas. VI 30 Apr.
Quhairto is eikit the Pais leueray to leuendis and gardneris
1497 Halyb. 119.
Sald tham at the next Pais markat ther efter in Bery
1589 Mill Mediæv. Plays 255 marg.
Diligence schawin in discharging [MS. dischargit] of the Peace playis
(3) 1564 Linlithgow Sheriff Ct. 15 Apr.
And als that the teynd stirkis & hay annis libellitis come vnder the reknyng to the Pais fynnance and that he hes maid payment as the Pais buikis beris
1586 Bk. Univ. Kirk 300.
It is … complainit be … ministers … that they are exorbitantly … used in taxationes, their benefice being lang syne decayed through the want of … peace fies, offerands and such lyke things wswallie payit in tyme of papistrie

2. The Passover. = Pas(c)h(e n. 2. Also attrib. c1552 Lynd. Mon. (E.E.T.S.) 3966.
All the princis of Israell Conuenit agane the tyme of Pace
Ib. 4120. 1552 Coll. St. Salvator 156 n.
Ane claith of greine silk that hallovis the palmis and pace lamb

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