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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).

AGÉ, v. Sc. law: to act for another (as a law agent or solicitor).Sc. 1819 Scott Bride of Lamm. I. xi.:
He was instructed and fully empowered to pay or receive, compound or compensate and, in fine, to agé as accords, respecting all mutual and unsettled claims whatsoever. [To act as may be necessary and legal, a Scottish law phrase. (A.)]
Sc. [1824] Scott Redgauntlet (1832) I. ii. 267:
He would have time to speak to the Sheriff . . . and set about the matter in a regular manner, or, as he termed it, as summing up the duties of a solicitor, to agé as accords. [A Scots law phrase of no very determinate import, meaning, generally, to do what is fitting. (A.)]

[Prob. from agĕ, imperative of Lat. agĕre.]

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