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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XII).
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(Warnising,) Warnysing, (vbl.) n. Also: warnessing, varnysing, -asyng, warnisoun(e, warnisicioun, warnysone, varnysoun, vernysoun, (warcessioun). [ME warnisoun (Manning), warnysnge (c1340), warnyschynge (Wyclif), OF warnison, var. of garnison, Garnisoun n.] a. The provision of men and stores required for a garrison; the garrison itself. The quot. Wall. (1570) may rather belong in Wariso(u)n(e n. b. Provision, supply (of knowledge, etc.); the knowledge itself.a. 1375 Barb. x 325 (C).
Quhen thai of his varnysoun [1571 warnisoune, H. warnisoun] Saw the sege set thair stithly, Thai mystrowit hym of tratory
1375 Barb. xvii 294.
He … gert his schippis by the se Bring schot & other apparaill And gret warnysone [c. varnysing] of wittaill
c1475 Wall. (1570) viii 869 (see Wariso(u)n(e n.).
(b) 1375 Barb. xvii 294 (C) (see above).
b. 1375 Barb. vi 352.
Worschip … Has sa gret warnysing [C. varnasyng] of wyt That it all perellis weile gan se And all awantagis that may be
?1438 Alex. ii 2520.
Scho ȝarnit to wit, at this asking, How he of wit had warnessing
1556 Old Dundee II 397.
The said John, at his awn hand, without warnisicioun or [licence] of the said bailies, … brak the lok of the said stokkis
1556 Old Dundee II 399.
He will answer to the queen's grace thereupon … and that without prejudice of our soverane lady's richt, or approbation or improbation of the richts of aither of the said parties; or warcessioun of ony new richt to ony of them be thir presents, furder nor they had of before

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