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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).
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Reprevable, -provable, adj. [ME and e.m.E. reprouabil (Rolle), repreuable (Wyclif), F. réprouvable (14th c. in Oresme), med. L. reprobabilis; Repreve v.] Blameworthy; reprehensible. — c1450-2 Howlat 924 (A). 1456 Hay II 151/34.
How the Howlat him bure So hie & so haltane So pompos importinat and reprovable
c1490 Porteous Noblenes 176/7 (Asl.).
And fle ewill deidis or reprevable sayng or sweryng
a1538 Abell 124b.
He wes heltirt be the fend his maistir & led in repreuable wit

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