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Remed(e, -meid, n. Also: ra- and -meide, -meyde; -maid, -mayd; -mead(e; -mied, -meed; -mid. [ME and late ME remede (Chaucer), remmede (1466), thereafter appar. only Sc.; OF remeide, -mede, -mide (c1190 in Wartburg), L. remedium Remedy n.]

1. A cure for disease, infirmity and the like; a medicine, drug, etc. used to counteract the effects of particular ailments; a means of restoring or maintaining health.Freq., with negative, implying mortal illness.Const. agane (aganis, contrar), for(e or of (the disease), also to (the disease or affected part of the body).Preseruatiue remeid = prevention (of disease).(1) a1400 Leg. S. v 111.
Quhare-thru the seknes na remed Ma haf, bot hastis to the dede
Ib. xxxiii 210. c1420 Wynt. ii 586.
Than hys eldest barne wes dede, But ony manere off remede
1456 Hay I 282/23 (see Remedy n. a).
Soverane remede
Ib. II 114/27.
He has ordanyt certane and gude suthefast remedis … to kepe the man in hele
1533 Boece 575.
And he had in Ingland ane remeid maist excellent and nobill
1535 Stewart 7838.
This Roman legat … Into the fluxis laborit to the deid; No medicene micht be till him remeid
1560 Rolland Seven S. 5724.
Galiene perchance micht found remeid
1568 Skeyne Descr. Pest 21.
In sic vechtie diseise, mair profitable it war to use preseruatiue remeid
1584 Sempill Sat. P. xlv 291.
For leitches mycht mak no remeid
1590 Crim. Trials I ii 202.
Sche declarit, that thair wes na remeid for yow to recover your health
a1595 Cullen Chron. Aberd. 62.
Quhone Susanna was in poyntt of deid, … schow … Besoicht me for to sett ramaid
(2) a1400 Leg. S. ii 38.
Quham it bittis, it mon be ded, Thar agane is no remed
1531 Bell. Boece II 60.
The hornis of ane hart ar ane singular remede aganis the bit of serpentis
Ib. 61.
And fenyeit him to be ane medcinare, havand remeid aganis all maner of infirmiteis
1549 Compl. 67/7.
I sau the vattir lille, quhilk is ane remeid contrar gomoria
1595 Duncan App. Etym.
Theriace, triacle, remeid against poyson
1596 Dalr. I 26/7.
A present remeid against the gutt
(3) a1400 Leg. S. xix 674.
Fore sudand deide & als fore al seknes remede
c1420 Wynt. vi 750. 1549 Compl. 67/3.
Ane erb … quhilk vas gude remeid for emoroyades of the fundament
1560–1 Inverness Rec. I 48.
The same droge is … for the syknes of cankyr sowyr rameid
a1598 Ferg. Prov. No. 818.
There is remeid for all things but stark & deid
(4) a1400 Leg. S. xl 681.
Othir be thé to hafe remede Of this mysfigur, or be dede
a1500 Henr. Test. Cress. 33.
Of quhilk the fyre outward is best remeid
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 77.(5) 1611 Paterson Ayr & Wigton II 427.
That help be maid to John Young, to get remeid to his deiseas
1626 Elgin Rec. II 193.
To helpe him out of the cuntrey to get remeid to his halse

b. The fact of being cured from illness; (one's) recovery. c1475 Wall. ii 363.
His derrest kyn nocht wist of his remede
15.. Misc. Spald. C. II 336.
Lyke as Doctour Skein is presentlie in guid asperance of his remaid

c. A written description of the medicine or of how to employ it. 1562-3 Winȝet II 65/2.
That na man … quhen he sal reid the medicine and remeid writtin vpon it, mot suspect vennum

d. transf. or fig., in various applications.Freq. in references to salvation of the soul.Also, once, the remaid of (a soul in purgatory).(1) a1500 Henr. Fab. 521.
Sen he is gone … Be blyith in baill, for that is best remeid
a1500 Lanc. 117.
As tueching thine aduersytee, Complen and sek of the ramed and cwre
1490 Irland Mir. I 74/34.
As God ordand rameid eftir the syn of Adam for all humane linage
c1500-c1512 Dunb. (O.U.P.) 173/3.
Quhat is this lyfe … A slyding quheill us lent to seik remeid, A fre chois gevin to paradice or hell
1533 Gau 105/16.
The law schawis ȝou ȝour seiknes the vangel schauis to ȝow remeid
c1550 Lynd. Meldrum 957.
Madame … Without ȝe mak me sum remeid … I am bot deid
c1552 Id. Mon. 458.
God … Hes maid ane souerane remede, To saif ws boith frome syn and dede
15.. Dum Wyf 19, 20.
He sould remeid haif, he na dreid, Gif remeid micht be found
1573-1600 Burne Disput. in Cath. Tr. 119/17.
The vorking of the deuil … being persauit be this Christian man, for ane maist souerane remeid did hallou valter … and strinkle it vpon the lyme
c1600 Montg. Suppl. viii 9.
Remeid man mend my mellodie … Desyre is medicene for me
1600 Hamilton Facile Tr. 87.
The prayers and sacrifices ar offerit for the remaid of the onlie departit saules wha suffers pane in purgatorie for thair sinnes
1614 Denmylne MSS in Highland P. III 188.
No remeid is for thame and all thair kinred
1638 Henderson Serm. 324.
There is no remeid for us
(2) a1450 Fifteen Ois 183.
Grant me thi body … In conforting and remeid Agane the strenth of lestand ded
1456 Hay II 62/27.
The vertu … is soverane remede aganis thame
c1490 Irland Asl. MS 16/30.
Pennance … is remeid voluntar aganis the offencis maid to God
1549 Compl. 34/32.
Ve seik na remeid contrar our disordinat cupiditie
(3) a1500 Henr. Prayer 52.
For opin sin thair is set no remeid
Id. Robene & M. 38. c1500-c1512 Dunb. (O.U.P.) 70/34.
And all men sayis, my lord, that ȝe Can best remeid for this malice
Ib. 181/97.
Sen for the ded remeid is none [etc.];-
c1550 Rolland Ct. Venus ii 456.
For my wanrest I wald thow saw remeid
1558 Q. Kennedy Tractive 128.
Christe wes maid medicine and remeid for all syn
(4) c1420 Wynt. v 608.
Off that dowt to get remede He gert … clerkys … call
1478 Acts II 122/2.
For remede of the gret brek that is now … betuix the Erle of Buchane and the Erle of Eroule
1513 Doug. xii Epil. i 5.
I … Of Lundeys Lufe the Remeid dyd translait
a1568 Bann. MS 250a heading.
Remeidis of luve
1581 Hamilton Cath. Tr. in Cath. Tr. (S.T.S.) 236/31.
Repentence was dew for the remaid and remission of secret and particulare sinnes
1607 Denmylne MSS in Highland P. III 103.
As to the remede of my inhablit estait
(5) a1400 Leg. S. xxvii 1263.
For to wyne lestand remede Till our sawlis
1533 Bell. Livy I 204/10.
Ȝit to thir pestilentius dissensiouns na remede could be fundin

2. A means of counteracting an outward evil or of overcoming adverse circumstances; redress or reparation (of a fault or wrong); relief.Common in the phr. to sett or put remede [cf. OF mettre remède à (1258)], to mak remede, to find remede, and to provide remede.To have remede of (a thing), ? to obtain compensation or reparation through.(1) a1400 Leg. S. xxxviii 573.
That scho mycht purches sum remede To flit in-[to] sume wthir stede
c1420 Wynt. ii 312.
Joseph … Hade sene remede and helpe for it
c1420 Ratis R. 1074.
The best remed of al sic thing War to lef of the bygynyng
1456 Hay I 245/24.
The lawe sais that in sik mysty aventuris is lytill remede, oft tymes na reparacioun
Id. ?1438 Alex. (S.T.S.) 3528.
We suld avisitlie Se for remede … And nocht in our defalt be perist here
c1475 Wall. i 225.
He wsyt of no remede
1515 Douglas Corr. 70.
And therfore ther mane be thocht sum other remed
1608 Kinghorn Kirk S. 12.
For remede quhairof, the sessioun … thocht it meit that the southe yll sould be reparit
1627 Misc. Spald. C. II 224.
Their aduise and overtures for remed of the defects in the said office
(b) a1470 Liber Aberbr. II 108.
Deyn Richart Guthre quhilk was nocht actiue … for remeid of sic vrangis dwne to the haly place
a1500 Henr. Prayer 11. a1500 Seven S. 2193.
Is ony remeid or medicyne To get with ony gold of myne Outwith the ȝettis that I mycht se
c1500-c1512 Dunb. (O.U.P.) 98/28.
Punes him … For that to me war sum remeid
1546 Reg. Privy C. I 63.
To gif your haistlie help and remeid in thir behalvis to the … manteinance of the Cristin faith
1551 Hamilton Cat. 167.
The only remeid is … to turne to God
1560 Rolland Seven S. 1982.
Remeid bypast, than he began to rew
1562-3 Winȝet I 44/13.
We wald seik ane vther remeid than to heip vp sin vpon sin
1576 Glasgow B. Rec. I 50.
For remeid putting to the diminisyng of the commoune lonis
a1578 Pitsc. II 50/4.
He thocht he wald jeopard his lyff at that tyme to sie for remeid of his maister
a1605 Montg. Ch. & Slae 455 (L).
Bot only ane remeid That latt is, … For to cuit of the heid
c1590 Fowler I 191/8.
1597 James VI Dæmonol. (S.T.S.) 42/6.
By two meanes may onelie the remeid of such things be procured
1598 Aberd. B. Rec. II 168.
For remeid quherof [supra the gryt abvse croppin in the … meill mercatt] … it is statute [etc.]
1599 Edinb. B. Rec. V 243.
For remeid of the enormiteis … croppin in at Leyth upoun the coillis cumand in be watter [etc.]
1639 Stirling Kirk S. 476.
The perrell imminent to our kirk … and … tymous remeids whairby the samyne may be chocked
1678 Kirkcaldy B. Rec. MS 23 Sept.
For ane adres to his maiesties privie counsell for remeid heranent
1683 Aberd. B. Rec. IV 303.
Considering the great deficiencie of clean watter … and that … making vp of fountains for remeid therof hath beine often essayed
(c) 1524 Douglas Corr. 90.
The reume standis ȝit in sa gret ane danger, that without it be schortly halpet it will pas ramed
1586 Cal. Sc. P. VIII 568.
I can not fynd ane better rameyde to helpe that mater
(d) 1550 Reg. Privy C. I 109.
Without hasty remaid be haid and maid
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 2489.
In thame [sc. images] is nother freindschip nor remaid
(e) 1586 Cal. Sc. P. VIII 362.
The propre ramiedis … for ramedying of suche inconveniencis
1666 Laing MSS I 353.
I was for going throu all the disorders in the Church … and seting doune our opinion of the remieds
(f) 1598 James VI Basil. Doron 84/2.
For remeade to these euillis … learne youre nobilitie to keipe youre lawis
1658 Blairs P. 101.
Al goes urong and noe greate hope of remead
?c1675 J. Gordon Hist. III 94.
Unlesse tymouse … remeade be tackne … for releefe … of the saids burthens
1692 Misc. B. Rec. 66.
They runn on yeirly in debts betuixt 7 or 8000 lib., which without some remead they are not able to subsist
(2) c1400 Troy-bk. ii 708 (C).
Scho wald be put to felloune ded That none thare-in myght set remed
c1420 Wynt. viii 2376 (C).
To pray this pape … That he walde dedenȝhe … Off [thir] iniuris to set ramede
1456 Hay I 3/9.
Bot gif God oure lorde set sum gude remede
Ib. 32/16, 17.
The quhilk, bot God sett remede, it passis all manis power to sett remede
(3) 1570–1 Bann. Memor. 93.
Vnles ȝe put remeid heirto [etc.]
1602 Shetland Sheriff Ct. (ed.) 48.
Without tymous … remaid be put thairto
1568–9 Anderson Collect. Mary IV ii 192.
Abyding till God of his goodnes put remid thairto
1575 Orkney Oppress. 6.
Gif sooner remeed be not put thereto
(4) a1500 Rauf C. 510.
Be the mother and the maydin that maid vs remeid
a1500 Henr. Fab. 962.
To byde or fle, it makis no remeid
Ib. 1523.
For all his strenth he couth mak na remeid
a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 557 (Asl.).
Rowmes and ritches sall mak thé na remeid
a1508 Kennedy Pass. Christ 326. 1535 Stewart 22195.
To thole sa bitter passioun, Quhilk for thy self mycht neuer mair mak remeid
1540 Lynd. Sat. 170 (B).
Bot se gif ȝe can mak remeid To steill the key fra vndir his heid
c1552 Id. Mon. 505.
Now haue I schawin thé … quhow Christ Jesu maid remede
(5) c1500-c1512 Dunb. (O.U.P.) 203/73.
I pray that Lord remeid to fynd That deit into Jerusalem And gar ȝow schame
1528 Lynd. Dreme 952.
And small remeid is found for oppin treassoun
1552–3 Reg. Privy C. I 137.
To find rameid for manswering
1568 Anderson Collect. Mary IV i 122.
Gif thai knew hir majestie … haldin … captyve, quha wald fynd rameid thairfoir
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. 300/97. 1571 Lanark B. Rec. 56.
To tak tryall in the said mater, and find rameid theirof
1588 St. A. Kirk S. 622.
1596 Dalr. II 383/2.
Thinkand suirlie that this herisie wald spred, excepte schortlie sum remeid war fund
(6) 1559 Edinb. B. Rec. III 32.
The ballies … wald provyde sic remeid thairto as mycht stand with equitie and ressoun
1567 Anderson Collect. Mary I 146.
Gif tymous remeid be not provydit
1587 St. A. Kirk S. 604.
That the sessioun is habill to decay without remaid be providit
1598 Paisley B. Rec. 87. 1609 Inverness Rec. II 69.
To our havie … skaithe vithout remaid be prouydit
1662 Wodrow Hist. (1828) I 264.
If timous remeed be not provided
(7) 1570 Crail B. Ct. MS 19 Dec.
Alexander … said that yf he culd nocht be awengit of his body that he suld haif remeid of his gair, for the quhilkis the neychtbouris present ordanit hym to be laid in the stokis

b. (Thar or it) (is) no remede, (it is) no help; there is no alternative. Variously const. a1500 Lufaris Compl. 122.
No remede is to argewe Agaynis hir mutabilitee
c1500-c1512 Dunb. (O.U.P.) 152/90.
Suppois thay fycket with thair ersis It mycht be na remeid
1540 Lynd. Sat. 979.
Is no remeid bot tak in pacience
1560 Rolland Seven S. 1300.
Was na remeid, bot that his sone suld die
1641 Baillie I 373.
There was no remead; his lordship behoved to goe away to that unpleasant service
c1650 Spalding I 294.
The tounes people wes passing sorie for bereaveing them of there armes be sic ane vncouth slicht … bot no remeid
c1680 Morisone Macfarlane's Geog. Coll. II 212.
Since he saw that there was no remead, he betook him to pray

c. Quhat remede?, What can be done?, What can help? 1551 Hamilton Cat. 18.
Quhat remeid quhen we … may nocht mak our confession being stoppit with lauchful impediment
1562-3 Winȝet I 44/16.
Quhat remede speir ȝe?
1604-31 Craig ii 132.
But what remead, I may not mend, but meen'd

d. Repairs. 1554–5 Edinb. B. Rec. II 296.
All the masonis and wrychts quhilks wes had upon the consultatioun for remeid to the tolbuith

3. Applied to a person: A source of redress or relief. 1560 Rolland Seven S. 9992.
God is remeid for all vpon him cawis
Ib. 10029.
Hyde not fra me, that may be ȝour remeid
1567 G. Ball. 11.
Our mediator and our remeid, Sall cum to juge baith quick and deide
Ib. 119.

4. Legal redress.Specif., remede (of, also in, law), redress or remedy sought against the decision of a lower court by appeal to a higher one.(1) 1400 Maxwell Mem. 141.
Na remede of lach canoun na ciuyle to be proponit in the contrary
1409 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 74.
Na remede of lache statute of the kirk … to be proponyd in the contrar agaynstandand
1456 Reg. Dunferm. 341.
1463 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 375B.
Na remede of law na ȝit excepcion of law … to be proponit … in the contrare
1482 Reg. Morton II 247. 1485 Breadalbane Doc. No. 22.
Na remeid of law canon na ciuil statut na act of parliament respit na lettre of supersedere to be proponit or allegit in the contrar
1496 Reg. Cupar A. I 251. 1537 Boyd Fam. P. No. 12 (19 Feb.).
Ramayd of law
1549–50 Perth Guildry MS 265 (7 Feb.).
And gif the said den of gild refusit to intir hym protestit for remeid of law
1549–50 Cupar B. Rec. 4 March.
Jhone Murray protestit … for ane action of spulȝe & remeid of lawe
1555 Edinb. B. Rec. II 214.
[He] protestit for remeid of law insafer as he had complenit … and culd get na remeid
1562 Dumfries B. Ct. fol. 128b.
[He] requirit proces & rameid of law thairvpon
1567 Peebles B. Rec. I 305. 1570 Lanark B. Rec. 48.
James Lokart procutur … protestis for willful arour and rameid of law
1606 Inverness Rec. II 47. 1622 Bk. Old Edinb. C. XX 98.
All with ane voce concluded to ask for remeid of law thairanent
1627 Justiciary Cases I 64.
Gif my Lord Justice refuiset, protestis for remeid of law
1660 Aberd. Council Lett. IV 30.
Gilbert Gray protestit that he micht have remeid of law against the said preces and clerk
1665 Justiciary Ct. Rec. I 124. 1681 Stair Inst. iv i § 52. 1689 Acts & Ord. of Estates of S. xiii (Jam.).
That it is the right and privilege of the subjects to protest for remeid of law to the King and Parliament against sentences pronounced by the Lords of Session, providing the same do not stop execution of those sentences
1690 Acts IX 177/2. —
This appeall of the ladys is not a meere protestatione for remeid of law, but it is ane appeall to retard and stop executione
1413 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III 364.
Na remede in lach canon na ciuile
1651 Dickson Matthew 112.
When inferior judicatories are found unjust against the servants of Christ, remeed in law by superiors is hardly to be expected
pl. 1610 Denmylne MSS in Highland P. III 120.
Ȝour majesties subiectis … as thay haif mater of greif … aganis ony iudge … ar euer conforted with the ordinarie and lauchfull remeidis of law
(2) 14.. Reg. Maj. c. 99.
Gif that ony lorde may nocht iustify his tennand than at the last it is necessary to remed of court
c1500 Barounis Lawis fol. 6b.
Because it is the hiest court of the kynrik and ordanit in remeid of all vther
1609 Skene Reg. Maj. i 105.
Parliament … is the hiest court of the kinrick, and ordained for remeid of all courts vnder it
(3) 1519 (c1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I 188.
Jhone Levingtoun … protestit for remeid
1521 Fife Sheriff Ct. 273.
Thai hef appeilyt tharfra to ȝou as juges ordinar for remeid eftir the lawes and consuetud of our realme
1549 Stirling B. Rec. I 55.
Protestis … for remeid and actioun of wilfull errour to the inqueist
1556 Edinb. B. Rec. II 255.
[He]dissassentit to the decreit gevin be the towne aganis him, and protestit … for remeid and reductioun
1561–2 Reg. Privy S. V i 254/2.
Hir counsale foirsaid wald provid for remeid
1571 Lanark B. Rec. 55.
Of the quhilk disobeying and moking I besek your maistershipis for rameid
1587 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV 244.
And becaus he wes not wairnit to the effect foirsaid … he solempnitlie protestit for remeid
a1676 Guthry Mem. (1747) 8.
They resolved upon application to his majesty for remeed
(b) 1531–2 Dunferm. Reg. Ct. 46.
Master Abraham Creichtone … tuc act and instrument protestand for ramaid aganis the said Adam
1532 Ib. 60.
The said Master Hendre protestit for ramaid
1563–4 Perth B. Ct. 10 (20 Jan.).
And gif thai refuis protestis for remaid
(4) 1510–11 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 11.
Besekand the saidis balyeis of remeid
(5) 1456 Hay I 167/9.
For law civile … gevis that privilege of were to thame that ar opprest wrangwisly and can get na remede
c1460 Regim. Princ. 234 (Maitl.). 1456–70 Liber Aberbr. II 108.
We … dredys tyll susteyn mar dampnache eftyrwart bot gyf yowr lordschypis put remeid heirintyll
a1500 Bk. Chess 959.
This Damon askit no remeid agane Bot that [etc.]
1523 Carnwath Baron Ct. (S.H.S.) 8.
The said Dauid askit remeid & ane mendis to be maid to him
1531–2 Dunferm. Reg. Ct. 53.
Protestand … at he mycht hew … tym and place and ramaid for the saidis lettres
1540 Lynd. Sat. 2009.
Trewis thow, man, be the law to gett remeid Of men of kirk?
1544 Acts II 449/2.
And tharfoir desirit my lord gouernour & estatis of parliament to prouide rameid
a1585 Maitland Maitl. Q. 45/61. 1582 Misc. Spald. C. II 337.
That be the ordiner remeid of reductioun I be reponit in the formair estait quhairin I wes
15.. Crawford Mun. Invent. II 56. Bisset I 96/5.
I pray yow gar us get rameid the nerrast vay
1681 Stair Inst. i vi § 44.
But this remeid is not competent for every small lesion, but it must be enorm
Ib. iv i § 67.
For an extraordinary remeid by a bill to the lords should not be used while there is an ordinary remeid by the lord ordinary
(6) a1500 Henr. Fab. 1036. —
This volff … Off his menȝe markand to get remeid
1605 Glasgow Merchants House 85.
They shall civilly and quietly seek their redress and remead of their wrong
1683 Acts Sederunt ii 155.
For remeid whereof, the Lords do ordain [etc.]

b. To haf remede, to have the legal redress of appealing to a higher court. 1429 Acts II 18/1.
Quha sa at the dome is gevin agayn … neuer to be herde na haf remede to agaynsay that dome

5. In bot (but, without) (all) remede, also but ony or mair remede, in senses 1, 2 and 4 above.(1) a1400 Leg. S. xxxvi 1126.
& tholit thane the double deide Of lif & saule, but remede
c1400 Troy-bk. ii 350 (C).
Me hath levere thole peyne of ded Dispituously without remed
c1420 Wynt. ii 1089.
Tharefore Josue, but remede, Hym gert be stanyde thare to dede
Ib. iii 957.
The smyth … Wytht paynys strang, but all remede, Wytht-in hys handy werk thare dede
Ib. v 4479. 1460 Hay Alex. (S.T.S.) 3024.
Thare will ane vengeance fall ws but remede
1528 Lynd. Dreme 321.
That furneis infernall Quhose reward is rew, without remede
c1552 Id. Mon. 919.
Eit we of it, without remede, … we sulde be dede
1567 G. Ball. 24.
Sin hes wrocht vs sic paine, That we without remeid Condamnit ar
a1568 Scott xxiv 10.
Continwance in Cupeidis dance But discrepance, withowt remeid
1581-1623 James VI Poems II 74/23.
I mourne without remeade
c1650 Spalding I 127.
Johne Porter … rackleslie fell af of ane scaffold … and suddantlie deit but remeid
1689 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. XIII 547.
Without remeid the petitioner would undoubtedly paroch
(2) c1400 Troy-bk. i 60.
Withouten mercy done to ded, But ony raunsone or remed
c1420 Wynt. viii 3048.
Erlys … Scho gert condampnyde be to fowle dede, But ony sawffte or remede
c1475 Wall. xi 282.
The king … Smat off thair hedys with out ony rameid
1535 Stewart 40625.
The breid … in his hals … stak so fast without ony remeid, … it wirreit him to deid
1560 Rolland Seven S. 159.
In schort tyme withouttin mair remeid, Hir naturall det scho completit of deid
c1568 Lauder Minor P. i 451.
Him self wes hangit, withouttin moir remead
(3) 1457–8 Acta Conc. II xv.
All uthir causses … salbe … determyt be thame but ony remeide of appellacione
1531 Bell. 1531 Boece II 60.
His body wes pinit sa, but remeid of medicine that he micht have na rest

6. In coining, the permissible margin of variation or tolerance from the standard fineness or weight.(1) 1532–3 Reg. Privy S. II 210/2.
Ane croun of the fynes of tuenty carratt fyne and tua granis, quhilkis tua granis sal be of remeid
1565 Reg. Privy C. I 413.
With twa granes of remeid alsweill of wecht as fynes
1576–7 Ib. II 599.
He … salbe answerabill to oure soverane lord … for the remedis of the fynnes … and for his recompance he to haif half ane grane of remeid under the said fynnes of aucht deneiris
1591 Ib. IV 620.
All the saidis assayis keipit the just fynnes … and past nocht beneth the granis of remeid prescrivit in the same actis
1593 Acts IV 48/2.
With aucht peceis of remeid in the merk wecht alsweill licht as havy
1629 Cochran-Patrick Coinage II 18.
Sax score and eight of the saids twa pennie peeces to be in the marke weight with three of the peeces of remeid
1636 Ib. 105.
The grain of remeid and grain of allowance ar all one
(2) 1581–2 Reg. Privy C. III 463.
In all aiges past sum remedis hes been grantit to the maister cunyeoure … alsweill of wecht as fynes under and abone
1584 Acts III 311/1.
With allowance of [etc.] … for remeid of wecht alsweill havie as licht vpoun everie merk wecht of the said money passand the irnis
1632 Cochran-Patrick Coinage II 34.
The … maister of his majesties cunyiehous has sequestrat some quantitie of the copper coyne as being abone and beneath the remeids of weight alloued be the act of consell maid thairanent
1682 Edinb. City Archives Moses Bundle 254 No. 7741.
The wardens finding … that the justing of the weights to the standart did lessen the remeids … did make a great complant
1683 Fountainhall Decis. I 211.
If they found it exact weight, they would pare, raze, or scrape a grain off it, till it came to the remead

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