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OWERGIE, v. Also owregie; overgive. To give up, renounce, resign, surrender. Overgive has been obs. in Eng. from 16th c. Vbl.n. overgiving, the renunciation of a lease by a tenant. Arch. Sc. 1703 Morison Decisions 8472:
As I took your house in March to enter at the Whitsunday after, so I gave it over to you by way of instrument de recenti, more than 40 days before the term, and by the general custom within the town of Edinburgh, such over-giving have been sustained as legal.
Ayr. 1709 Arch. and Hist. Coll. Ayr. and Wgt. IV. 239:
John Miller . . . renunced and overgave ther respective maillings.
Ags. 1772 Session Papers, Arbuthnott v. Scott (11 March 1795) 284:
The said John Leslie hereby renounces, upgives and overgives, in favour of the said James Scott, the Nether-haugh on the said possession of Mill of Morphie.
Sc. 1809 Scott Letters (Cent. ed.) II. 148:
I altogether disclaim, deny, upgive, overgive, and deliver any claim, right, or title to share in the ¥300.
Sc. 1947 D. Young Braird o Thristles 12:
They say ice-flumes maun aa owregie their lades.

[Ower- + Gie, v.]

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