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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).

ENCOURAGE, v. Also Sc. form encoorage-(Mry. 1873 J. Brown Round Table Club 251, Ags. 1897 F. Mackenzie Sprays 277, -ment). Sc. usage in deriv. encouragement, pay, emoluments, salary.Fif. 1722 Caled. Mercury (19 March):
Where they will get good Encouragement to work in a very good free Coal, under a good Roof.
Gsw. 1740 Burgh Rec. Gsw. (1911) 60:
They remitt to the magistrate to agree with him upon the terms and conditions of his teaching, and he to be allowed £10 sterling yearly for his encouragement during pleasure.
Ayr. 1747 Munim. Irvine (1891) 145:
For the encouragement of a person suiteably qualifyed for teaching English after the modern way that the yearly sellary or profites would amount to upwards of threttie pounds sterling per annum.
Sc. 1759 Caled. Mercury (17 May):
The encouragement is £16 sterling of salary, besides what arises from his share of the quarter payments, and other emoluments.

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