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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

FREELAGE, n. A heritable property, as distinguished from a farm (Rxb. 1825 Jam.). Used attrib. in quot.Rxb. 1821 A. Scott Poems 89:
Although he [Adam] had a freelage grant O' mony a tree, herb, flower and plant.

[O.Sc. frelage, freedom, privilege, from c.1420, E.Mid.Eng. frēolāc, id.]

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