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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Paisable, Paceabill, Paciabil(l, a. Also: paceable, paciable. [Cf. Paisibill and Pesabill.] Peaceable, peaceful.

1. Undisturbed, unchallenged (possession).(a) 1488–9 Liber Melros II. 618.
The Abbot and conuent … hes ben in paceabill possessione of browkyng & josyng of the samyne
c 1544 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 19.
Paceable
(b) 1531 Rec. Earld. Orkney 214.
In paciabil brukin … of the forsaid landis
1532–3 Dunferm. Reg. Ct. 93. 1535 Reg. Episc. Brechin. II. 189.

b. As adv. — c1530-40 Stewart Bann. MS. 216 b/25.
Thoch ane persone had paciable [v.r. peciablie] to spend All mychttis movit [etc.]

2. Peaceful in behaviour or character; marked by peace or absence of strife. 1513 Doug. xi. vii. 86.
And in thar handis [to] reke furth the paceabill [Ruddim. peciabil] tre
1587–8 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 21.
Beand … passand in paciabill and quiet maner according to thair leifull … use of tred
c1610 Melville Mem. 319.
During the riche and paisable regne of this quen
1636 Aberd. B. Rec. III. 104.
We brought it to a goode and paceabill conclusioun

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