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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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(Pesibilly,) Pesibly, Pecibillie, Pecebillie, adv. Also: pesybly, pecieply, peceply, -lie, peschiply; peiceblie; peacibly, peacebillie, -eblye, -eblie. [Late ME. pesibili (c 1449), peasibly (1471): cf. ME. peysibly (c 1330), -lyche and Paisabilly and Pesabilly.] Peaceably. = Pesabilly adv. 1. 1386 Rot. Sc. II. 86/1.
& at thai may sykirly & pesibly by thar vitailles [etc.]
c1420 Wynt. vii. 1184.
Pesybly [C. pessably, W. peceablie] to joys that land Wyth fewte full [etc.]
1484 Reg. Dunferm. 373.
[To] jois pecieply the said tak
1493 Maxwell Mem. I. 204.
Peceply
a1538 Abell 112 a.
He … pecebillie gidit the kinrik
Ib. 73 b.
Peceplie
1542 Orkney & Shetl. Rec. I. 76.
Peschiply
c1590 Fowler II. 146/19.
Peaceblye
1596 Dalr. I. 136 marg.
King Main lyues peacebillie and dies in tranquillitie
1600 Fraser P. 231.
Pecibillie
1610 Wemyss of Bogie MSS.
Peaceblie
1630-1651 Gordon Geneal. Hist. 479.
Peacibly
1662 Forbes Baron Ct. 230.
That … he shall leiwe peiceblie

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