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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Transplant, v. [Late ME and e.m.E. transplaunte (c1440), transplante (1555), F. transplanter, late L. transplantāre.] tr. a. To remove (a person) to another place. b. specif. To transfer (an ecclesiastic) from one charge to another. = Translat(e v. 1 c. —a. 1611 Misc. Maitl. C. III 26.
One point is cairfullie to be considerit … whiche is the transplanting of suche as salbe takin to marcie and of the wyffis and chyldrene of those who are … killed … for except they be transplantit out of those places quhairin they haif haid their … residence … we see not how ony … quyetnes of the countrey may be expected
b. 1635 Aberd. B. Rec. III 77.
Adame, Bishop of Dumblane, is to be transplantit frome his former chairge
1652 Moray Synod 114.
Lachlan Grant, minister at Kingussie … [asks] that he might be transplanted from Badenache
1657 Aberd. B. Rec. IV 170.
Assemblies for obtaineing the forsaids persones transplantit in ane ordinarie and custumarie way, according to the rules of the Kirk of Scotland

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