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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Precarie, n. [f. as Precarium and cf. also Precare adj.] The fact of being granted upon request at the will of the granter. — c1575 Balfour Pract. 458.
Ane tenent … warnit … to flit and remove, and thairefter thoillit or sufferit be tolerance and precarie of his master to sit still and remane to ane certane day [etc.]

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