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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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CARRIAGE, n. The service of carrying, or payment in lieu, due by a tenant to his landlord. See also Arage.Sc. 1754 J. Erskine Princ. Law Scot. 178:
Clauses were formerly thrown into most tacks, obliging tenants to services indefinitely, under the name of arriage and carriage, or services used and wont.
Bnff. 1905 A. I. Shand Days of the Past 7:
Under carriages, the tenants were bound to do a certin amount of carting of coals, etc.

[O.Sc. has cariage, carriage, careage, conveyance of any kind of articles or goods as a feudal duty or service, 1446, also arrage and carage, 1503 (D.O.S.T.).]

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"Carriage n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 23 Jun 2024 <>



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