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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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AFFECT, v. Sc. law: To burden (property) with a fixed charge or payment, or other condition or restriction.Ags. 1728 Private Document (Fif.1):
Power to burden and affect the saids Lands with the sum of two hundred pounds sterline.
Lnk. 1712 Minutes J.P.s (S.H.S.) 136: 
The saids Justices of the Peace . . . ordains his effects to be affected for releef to the said paroch of the said mentinance.

[Lat. afficere, affectum, to affect.]

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