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Roume, Rome, Rwme, n. [Var. of Rewm(e n.] A realm. = Realm(e n.a. 1490 Foulis Chart. MS (Reg. H.) 4 Dec.
Ony burch in the rovme of Scotlande
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. 310/46.
Think on the wordis King Edward spak to Bruse Haue we not ellis to do Bot win ane rwme ȝou to
Id. Ib. 327/5.b. 1503 Acts II 242/2.
Certane cesouris … quhilk sal haue power to cers the salaris & passaris furth of the rome
a1538 Abell 108b.
Archbald Douglas … spak ewill of the king for gidin of the rome
1570 Sat. P. xxi 27.
The lordis and counsall of this rome Of lait that war growin lidder

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