Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FEAUTO, n. Fidelity; by synecdoche in quot. for a faithful husband. Abd. 1768  A. Ross Married and Woo'd 141:
An' sae ye had best to do bidding, As lang's ye hae feauto to ca' [the spinning wheel].

[O.Sc. fewté, feuté, fealty, 1375, O.Fr. feauté, id. For the form cf. dinto, s.v. Dint, n.1]

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