A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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(Responsall,) Responsal(e, n.2 (OF responsail a guarantor (13th c. in Greimas), f. med. L. responsalis. See also Responsall,n.1) — 1477 Aberd. B. Rec. I 36.
Schir Andro Wricht … to be responsale and dettour thairfor to the toune c1515 Turnbull in Doug. (Sm.) I p. lxxii.
Tharefore your lordschip ma fynd the wai to caus Leonarde for to wryt to his responsalis for to ansure me of sa mekil fynance as your lordschip will witschaff
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